Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Nine Female Health Workers in Kano

[Leadership]Gunmen on tricycles on Friday killed nine female health workers conducting anti-polio vaccination in a twin attack.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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We are in the midst of a measles epidemic. As of July 25th, more than 1,100 cases have been reported in 30 states since the beginning of the year. That’s the highest number since 1992 — and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000. Given that measles is extremely contagious — the virus can linger in rooms even after a sick person has left — and can lead to serious complications, this is really alarming. There is a simple way to help: get more people immunized. How many children receive vaccines? Most children in the US are immunized. Only a little more than 1% of children have no immunizations....
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Children's Health Parenting Vaccines Source Type: blogs
Discussion Dengue is an important arboviral infection that affects about 40% of the world population. It is found mainly in topical and subtropical areas of the world mainly in developing countries but it range is spreading including the United States. A review of common arboviruses can be found here. It is a flaviavirus with 4 distinct serotypes named DENV-1 through DENV-4 and is spread by A. aegypti a day biting mosquito. Infection with one serotype confers immunity to that serotype but not the others. It does offer some protection for cross-infection but this only lasts a few months. Incubation period is 3-14 days with ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Abstract The number of wild poliovirus (WPV) cases in Nigeria decreased from 1,122 in 2006 to six WPV type 1 (WPV1) in 2014 (1). During August 2014-July 2016, no WPV cases were detected; during August-September 2016, four cases were reported in Borno State. An insurgency in northeastern Nigeria had resulted in 468,800 children aged
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
Simian virus 40 (SV40) is small DNA tumor virus of monkey origin. This polyomavirus was administered to human populations mainly through contaminated polio vaccines, which were produced in naturally-infected SV40 monkey cells. Previous molecular biology and recent immunological assays have indicated that SV40 is spreading in human populations, independently from early SV40-contaminated vaccines. SV40 DNA sequences have been detected at higher prevalence in specific human cancer specimens, such as brain and bone tumors, malignant pleural mesotheliomas and lymphoproliferative disorders, compared to corresponding normal tissu...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum State -The Ministry of Health of Khartoum state reports that 142 children have suffered from measles in the state. The announcement of cases of measles in the capital coincides with the start of the campaign to escalate the eradication of measles, polio, and vitamin A deficiency in Khartoum state from July 22-31.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
The emergence of immunodeficiency associated vaccine-derived polioviruses (iVDPV) from the children with primary immunodeficiency disorders poses a threat to the eradication program. Herein we report a patient with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), identified as a prolonged serotype 3 VDPV (VDPV3) excreter with thirteen VDPV3 isolates and maximum of 10.33% nucleotide divergence, who abruptly cleared infection after a period of two years. Occurrence of an episode of Norovirus diarrhea associated with increased activated oligoclonal cytotoxic T cells, inverse CD4:CD8 ratio, significantly elevated pro-inflammatory cyto...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
[Capital FM] Nairobi -At least one million children below five years in Nairobi are set to be vaccinated in the ongoing national polio vaccination campaign that kicked off on Saturday.
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[East African] Kenya this week kicked off a five-day national polio vaccination campaign in areas with greatest risk of transmission as the United Nations warned that outbreaks in some countries in the Horn of Africa threaten Africa's and global efforts to eradicate the disease.
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Condition:   Polio Intervention:   Biological: Inactivated poliovirus vaccine in reduced doses Sponsors:   Instituto Nacional de Saúde, Mozambique;   World Health Organization Not yet recruiting
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