Tanzania: Polio Vaccination On Children to Continue

[Arusha Times] Vaccination of children against polio would continue although the last case of the crippling disease was reported in the country nearly 20 years ago, a senior official of the ministry of Health and Social Welfare revealed in Arusha recently.
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[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says multiple doses of the oral polio vaccine (OPV) administered against the polio virus type 2 does not pose any harm to children.
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
This report describes polio eradication activities and progress toward polio eradication in Afghanistan during January 2019-July 2020 and updates previous reports (2,3). Since April 2018, insurgent groups have imposed bans on house-to-house vaccination. In September 2019, vaccination campaigns in areas under insurgency control were restarted only at health facilities. In addition, during March-June 2020, all campaigns were paused because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The number of WPV1 cases reported in Afghanistan increased from 21 in 2018 to 29 in 2019. During January-July 2020, 41 WPV1 cases were ...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
Condition:   Poliomyelitis Interventions:   Biological: Novel monovalent oral poliovirus vaccine type 2 (nOPV2);   Biological: Bivalent oral poliovirus vaccine (nOPV2) Sponsors:   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;   International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh Not yet recruiting
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[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- Almost 10 million doses of polio vaccine arrived in Khartoum last week. The vaccines will be used to immunize 8.6 million children under the age of five during the National Polio Campaign planned for October.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Conditions:   Polio;   Vaccine Reaction Interventions:   Biological: vaccinated with Sabin IPV;   Biological: vaccinated with bOPV Sponsors:   Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention;   China National Biotec Group Company ltd Enrolling by invitation
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a worldwide effect for what seems like an eternity. After shelter-in-place orders became more prevalent in March,  most people probably didn’t think they’d still be wearing masks in October. So the question remains, when will the pandemic end?  It turns out there are quite a few factors that contribute to the rise and fall of a pandemic, some within our control, some that are not. An outbreak becomes a pandemic when it meets two criteria, first, it spreads rapidly and widely, and second, it must qualify as a severe disease. If either of these factors change, it is no long...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog Coronavirus COVID COVID-19 COVID-19 Feature Source Type: blogs
[WHO] Abuja -- Today Nigeria is polio-free but the country's battle with wild polio virus has been long and complex. There have been numerous setbacks along the way to achieving wild poliovirus free status and extraordinary efforts and investments have been made to reach this goal.
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
We report immunogenicity of IIV3 and inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) from that trial. We evaluated hemagglutination inhibition (HAI) and polio antibody titers in response to vaccination of three age groups (6 through 35 months, 3 through 5 years, and 6 through 8 years). As all children were IIV naïve, each received two vaccine doses, although titers were assessed after only the first dose for subjects aged 6 through 8 years. Seroconversion rates (4-fold titer rise or increase from
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
[Leadership] No doubt the world has Dr Jonas Salk to thank for Nigeria becoming Wild Polio Virus free. History has put him down as the man who successfully tested a vaccine against the dreaded polio disease. Nigeria being the last African country to become Wild Polio Virus free is a feat worth celebrating, leaving behind Pakistan and Afghanistan which are officially the two countries in the world struggling with the crippling virus.
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Authors: Carbonell-Estrany X, Rodgers-Gray BS, Paes B Abstract INTRODUCTION: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes approximately 120,000 deaths annually in children
Source: Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther Source Type: research
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