Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone At Risk of Polio Importation
[Concord] Programme Manager at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Dennis Marke, says Sierra Leone risk a polio importation, and that many children could be affected if nothing was done about the risk.
[Ghanaian Times] Navrongo -Some Staff of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have toured some health centres in the Upper East Region to assess the second round of the polio vaccination exercise.
AbstractAn Italian 13-year-old boy immunosuppressed due to kidney transplant presented in November 2018 with acute flaccid paralysis with anterior horn cell involvement resembling the clinical, radiological, and laboratory features of poliomyelitis. Enterovirus was molecularly identified in cerebral spinal fluid and stool samples and the sequence analysis of the VP1 gene of enterovirus genome revealed the presence of Echovirus 30 both in CSF and in stool samples. Echovirus 30 is an emerging neurotropic virus able to cause outbreaks of aseptic meningitis and meningoencephalitis all over the world, but acute flaccid paralysi...
Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for AFM, a mysterious polio-like illness that can quickly paralyze children.
Acute flaccid myelitis has left nearly 600 in the US - mostly children - with life-threatening paralysis. At last University of California, San Francisco, scientists found signs it's caused by enteroviruses.
MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- A new antibody test appears to have honed in on the most likely cause of a mysterious polio-like disease that regularly sweeps through the United States. The new test detected antibodies for two types of enteroviruses in...
[The Conversation Africa] The theme for World Health Day in 1995 was "Target 2000 -- A World Without Polio". I delivered a lecture titled "Polio Eradication Race: Will Nigeria Finish Last?" to mark the occasion. Finishing last seemed likely because in the 1990s Nigeria's routine immunisation rates were in the 30%-40% range for all vaccine preventable diseases. Countries in Southern and East Africa that had eradicated polio had coverage in the 80%-90% range.
At Aarhus University in Denmark, Vincent speaks with Trine Mogensen, Søren Paludan, Ole Søgaard, and Madalina Carter-Timofte about their careers and their work on sensing herpesviral DNA, immunodeficiencies that predispose to severe viral infections, and the path to a cure for HIV/AIDS. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 570 (61 MB .mp3, 101 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email […]
Authors: PMID: 31625593 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: 19 October 2019Source: New Scientist, Volume 244, Issue 3252Author(s): Simon Ings25 years ago, New Scientist was celebrating a milestone in eradicating the scourge of polio
[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -The Gubio Caretaker-Chairman local government area of Borno state, Hon. Zanna Modu Gubio, has won the Best Chairman Polio Achievement Award in the Nigeria Chairman Immunisation Leadership Challenge.