Why is polio still here? A perspective from Pakistan

Publication date: February 2020Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 8, Issue 2Author(s): Rana Jawad Asghar
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The University of Pittsburgh ’s Center for Vaccine Research could have a specimen from the deadly SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus within the week in an effort by the world-renowned research institution to help create a vaccine. Pitt, where Dr. Jonas Salk created the polio vaccine, is one of the country’s leading biomedical research centers. The Center for Vaccine Research on the Pitt campus is designed to safely and efficiently handle some of the world’s most dangerous infectious diseases. It’s the…
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[WHO] Republic of Congo steps up polio vaccination in border region
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Condition:   Polio Interventions:   Biological: sIPV;   Biological: Commercialized sIPV;   Biological: Commercialized IPV Sponsors:   Jiangsu Province Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;   Beijing Minhai Biotechnology Co., Ltd Completed
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Condition:   Polio Intervention:   Biological: sIPV Sponsor:   Jiangsu Province Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Completed
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Condition:   Polio Interventions:   Biological: sIPV;   Biological: Commercialized sIPV;   Biological: Commercialized IPV Sponsors:   Jiangsu Province Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;   Beijing Minhai Biotechnology Co., Ltd Completed
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