Polio makes a comeback in the Philippines 19 years after the country was declared free of the disease

The Philippines has reported its first case of polio since it was declared free of the childhood disease 19 years ago, dealing a blow to the campaign to eradicate it.
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25 years ago, the Americas were declared polio-free. Most of the world followed – but a mutating vaccine and bioterrorism fears are undermining final success
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[WHO] Uganda is set to immunize more than 18 million children against measles and rubella, which amounts to 43% of the country's population. Among them, 8.2 million children younger than 9 months, or 20.5% of the population, will also receive the oral polio vaccine.
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(Natural News) For the first time in almost two decades, the Philippines is experiencing a major polio outbreak, and authorities admit that polio vaccines are to blame. But Big Tech continues to de-platform or otherwise silence users who try to share this pertinent information online, which is endangering public health all around the globe. Natural...
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West Nile virus-associated acute flaccid paralysis (WNV-AFP) is a well-known complication of West Nile neuroinvasive disease (WNND) [1,2]. Most cases of WNV-AFP occur as a result of anterior horn cell damage, resulting in a syndrome reminiscent of poliomyelitis. Brachial plexus involvement has been reported less commonly [3 –5]. At present, supportive care is the mainstay of treatment for all forms of WNND [2]. The prognosis for WNV-AFP is generally poor, and recovery, if any, usually occurs within six months of onset [6].
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This report details the current status of the containment goals as presented in WHO's Global Polio Eradication Initiative Polio Endgame Strategy.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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[This Day] There is need to intensify efforts to route the crippling disease
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(Natural News) After nearly two decades of having been declared “polio free” by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Philippines is now experiencing its first polio outbreak in 19 years – and authorities are actually admitting that the cause was the polio vaccine itself! Health Secretary Francisco Duque III announced at a recent press conference...
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CONCLUSIONS: The co-administration of OPV with RV3-BB rotavirus vaccine in a birth dose strategy did not reduce the immunogenicity of either vaccine. These findings support the use of a neonatal RV3-BB vaccine where either OPV or IPV is used in the routine vaccination schedule. PMID: 31607604 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Carter Roberts’ motorized wheelchair didn’t arrive until the day he died. It had been a long time coming and his parents had fought hard to get it. The chair cost more than $32,000 and the insurance companies wouldn’t cover it, so the family went to court. One insurer eventually agreed to pay for some components of the chair but not the whole thing. And then none of it mattered anyway. On Sept. 22, 2018, the Roberts’ doorbell rang and the chair was delivered. Also on Sept. 22, 2018, Carter died, just three months shy of his sixth birthday. He had been largely paralyzed for the final two years of his...
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