Nigeria:Niger State Now Polio Free
[This Day] Minna -The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said Niger State is now polio free.
[Nation] By the end of Monday, Kenya's birth registry would have recorded about 3,154 newborns.
CONCLUSION: The instrumented movement analysis is an additional tool that aids clinical practitioners of O/U in the dynamic assessment of pathologic movement and loading patterns. In conjunction with common radiologic imaging it aids in the planning of type and extent of corrective surgical interventions. In the field of orthopaedics and trauma surgery movement analysis can help as an additional diagnostic tool to develop therapeutic strategies and evaluate clinical outcomes. PMID: 31291674 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
[The Conversation Africa] Forty-five years ago, the World Health Organisation launched the Expanded Programme on Immunisation. It covered six diseases - measles, tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. Since then, anti-measles vaccines have been distributed to millions of children across the world, leading to a massive reduction in illness and death. For example, between 2000 and 2017, it was estimated that global deaths from measles had reduced by about 80% due to vaccination.
It's not yet clear exactly how the virus works, or how to treat it
There ’s a new government warning about a serious polio-like illness that mainly strikes young children. Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM, is in peak season, and the CDC says there’s eleven confirmed cases so far. Dr. Tara Narula joins “CBS This Morning” to share updates on a 7-year-old boy struggli ng with the illness, and discuss why it's still "a little bit of a mystery" to researchers.
The largest recorded outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) occurred last year, with the illness debilitating 233 people in 41 states across the nation, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The mysterious polio-like disease, acute flaccid myelitis seems to surge every two years, between August and December. This fall should be an 'off' year, but the CDC warns doctors to be watchful.
TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 -- The " season " for a polio-like illness that mainly strikes children is about to begin, so public health officials sent out an early warning to doctors on Tuesday. The largest recorded outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM)...
Conclusions: We suggest that genetic variants in innate immune defences and cell death pathways contribute to the clinical presentation of PV infection. Importantly, this study is the first to uncover the genetic profile in patients with PPM, combined with investigations of immune responses and viral burden in primary cells.