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The Smithsonian unveils a portrait of Henrietta Lacks, the black farmer whose cells led to medical miracles
Her cells are responsible for the polio vaccine, gene mapping and in vitro fertilization to name a few. But for a long time most of the public didn't know her contribution to modern medicine. Neither did she because her cells were harvested without her consent. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Imams, Royalty and Family Celebrations are Wiping Out Polio in Nigeria
Ramlatu Musaa never met the Emir of Kano State in northern Nigeria. Of course, Ramlatu Musaa hasn’t met a lot of people. She’s only about a week old, born in Kano on April 29, 2018, and yet in some ways, the Emir may have helped saved her life. Two years ago, the polio vaccine was available in Nigeria, but it was still frequently rejected by families. Stray rumors continued to circulate that it was unsafe, able to sicken children and render them infertile. So before one of that year’s national vaccination campaigns began, the Emir—a hereditary leader descended from a ruling family—appeared at ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger / Kano Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

How Imams, Royalty and Family Celebrations are Wiping Out Polio in Nigeria
Ramlatu Musaa never met the Emir of Kano State in northern Nigeria. Of course, Ramlatu Musaa hasn’t met a lot of people. She’s only about a week old, born in Kano on April 29, 2018, and yet in some ways, the Emir may have helped saved her life. Two years ago, the polio vaccine was available in Nigeria, but it was still frequently rejected by families. Stray rumors continued to circulate that it was unsafe, able to sicken children and render them infertile. So before one of that year’s national vaccination campaigns began, the Emir—a hereditary leader descended from a ruling family—appeared at ...
Source: TIME: Science - May 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger / Kano Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

How Nigeria ’s Start-Stop Immunization Battle Is Winning the War to Eradicate Polio in Africa
The 50 million doses of polio vaccine stored in laboratory refrigerators all over Nigeria had a big weekend planned for them. If things had gone as intended, on Saturday morning, May 5, all of the little vials would have been trucked, flown, biked, walked around the all 36 states of the nation – to be delivered to every single one of the 49,882,036 known Nigerian children under 5 years old. But, as things developed, an outbreak of circulating virus in one region of the country upended those plans for routine immunization, replacing them for now with a crisis response in the affected area. The 50 million doses will in...
Source: TIME: Health - May 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger / Abuja Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Nigeria onetime vaccines Source Type: news

Kenya:Health Scare as Researchers Find Traces of Polio Virus in Eastleigh
[Nairobi News] The government is on a high alert after experts from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) and Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported finding traces of a vaccine-derived polio virus in environmental samples from Eastleigh, Nairobi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Nganga Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

World Immunization Week 2018: Protected Together, #VaccinesWork
22 April 2018, Cairo – This year’s World Immunization Week campaign, celebrated from 24 to 30 April, aims to highlight that protecting entire communities with vaccines protects everyone and so the theme of this year’s campaign is “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”.  Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Studies show that every US$ 1 spent on childhood immunization returns US$ 44 in economic and social benefits.  Immunization protects everyone – from infants to senior citizens – against disabling illnesses, disability a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 22, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Surveillance to Track Progress Toward Polio Eradication - Worldwide, 2016-2017
In 2017, 22 wild poliovirus cases were reported from two countries (Afghanistan and Pakistan), the fewest number ever reported globally. Polio cases caused by circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses increased from four in 2016 to 96 in 2017 because of large outbreaks in Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pakistan Launches Countrywide Polio Eradication Drive Pakistan Launches Countrywide Polio Eradication Drive
Pakistan launched a nationwide polio vaccination drive on Monday to try to reach 38.7 million children and eradicate the paralyzing and potentially deadly virus in one of the last countries where it is endemic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Angola:Vaccination Drive to Target 13 Million Children
[ANGOP] Luanda -Thirteen million children are being vaccinated against measles, rubella and poliomyelitis across the country, during a campaign started Monday, Angop has learnt from official sources. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola:Minister Calls for Joining Polio Immunisation Campaign
[ANGOP] Gabela -Parents and guardians have been urged to take their children to the vaccination posts to ensure that they get polio, measles and rubella immunisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pakistan launches countrywide polio eradication drive
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan launched a nationwide polio vaccination drive on Monday to try to reach 38.7 million children and eradicate the paralyzing and potentially deadly virus in one of the last countries where it is endemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pakistan launches new polio vaccination drive
Pakistani official says new polio vaccination drive launched across country, seeking to reach 38.7 million children (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

People can ’t be educated into vaccinations, but behavioral nudges help, study finds
Vaccines were one of the great inventions of modern history. They helped stop America’s polio epidemic in the 1950s, when it was paralyzing thousands and killing at least 3,000 a year. They have prevented the deaths of millions worldwide from diseases such as diphtheria, smallpox, measles and tetanus. And yet many people are reluctant to get their shots […]Related:In case you missed the ‘condom-snorting challenge’ — and didn’t know it’s a bad ideaAs controversial ‘abortion reversal’ laws increase, researcher says new data shows protocol can workA woman s...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chad:Fight Against Polio in Chad, Nigeria - Aliko Dangote, Bill Gates Join Forces
[Cameroon Tribune] The billionaires are funding and promoting routine vaccination to kick out the virus for good. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

60 years later, scientist says work on polio vaccine topped his career
Sixty years after he helped mass produce the polio vaccine in England, Alex Kanarek of Rockwood, Ont. is celebrating news from the World Health Organization that the disease could soon be a thing of the past. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Kitchener-Waterloo Source Type: news

Why Flu Outbreaks Have Been the Worst in Nearly a Decade
The only thing worse than getting the flu is catching it after you’ve gotten a flu shot. It’s been a terrible year for outbreaks — the worst in almost a decade. Contributing to that is the high failure rate of this year’s vaccine. The current shot is just 25 percent effective against the H3N2 virus, this season’s most-often-identified strain by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The experts say, with enough time and money, they can do a lot better. “There has to be a wholesale change to how we make the flu vaccine,” said Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Ce...
Source: TIME: Science - February 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Inequality also Relates to Education, Health & Illiteracy, not Wealth Alone
A health worker marks a boy’s finger with ink to show that he has been vaccinated against measles in India’s Gujarat State. Credit: UNICEF/UNI133530/PietrasikBy Bjorn LomborgCOPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb 7 2018 (IPS)Antipoverty group Oxfam International got a lot of attention for claiming that there’s a global “inequality crisis,” but a far more important point is entirely neglected: globally, income distribution is less unequal than it has been for 100 years. The best data on this comes from Professor Branko Milanovic, formerly of the World Bank, now at City University of New York. His research sh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bjorn Lomborg Tags: Africa Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Inequity Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigerian Vaccination Campaigns May Be Threatened By New Round of Rumours
[The Conversation Africa] When a rumour surfaced in 2003 that Nigeria's polio vaccine was possibly being contaminated with anti-fertility agents a boycott of the vaccine ensued and the country's polio immunisation campaign was dealt a heavy blow. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

PharmaJet touts needle-free tech for polio vaccine administration
PharmaJet touted results today from a study evaluating its needle-free injection technology as a way to administer the poliovirus vaccine. The company reported that its Tropis device was a more efficient way to give the vaccine compared to a needle and syringe – the average preparation and administration time was up to 70% faster for those using the needle-free device. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post PharmaJet touts needle-free tech for polio vaccine administration appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development PharmaJet Source Type: news

Global Health: Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Fighters in Pakistan
The country had just eight polio cases last year. The murder of a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter won ’ t derail vaccinations, a leader says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Guinea Worm Disease Vaccination and Immunization Rotary Clubs International Taliban Afghanistan Pakistan Source Type: news

Global Health: Killing of Mother-Daughter Team Shakes Polio Eradication Drive in Pakistan
The country had just eight cases of polio last year. The murder of a 38-year-old woman and her 16-year-old daughter will not derail vaccination efforts, a leader says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Guinea Worm Disease Vaccination and Immunization Rotary Clubs International Taliban Afghanistan Pakistan Source Type: news

10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2018
January 19, 2018It ’s notallbad news.When we set out to compile our annual list of global health issues to watch this year, it seemed like all bad news. And true, that ’s often what we deal with in global health—the problems that need tackling, the suffering we can help alleviate.But then stories and columns likethis one cheer us up. They remind us that no matter how complicated and frustrating our work may get, fighting back against poverty and inequality works.There are and always will be global health challenges to face. But there ’s boundless hope, too. And a field full of determined health work...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Panacea Biotec partners Serum Institute for hexavalent vaccine
The vaccine is a combination of six antigens to protect against six dreaded diseases - Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza type B and Polio. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reminding people about vaccinations can increase rates of immunization
Anupdated Cochrane Review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that reminding people when their vaccinations are due or overdue increases the number of people being immunized.Rates of immunization against infectious diseases in children and adults are improving, but under-vaccination remains a problem that results in vaccine-preventable deaths and illnesses. In Europe, 11,316 cases of measles were reported during 2012, and an estimated four to 50 million symptomatic cases of flu occur each year.Reminders can be sent to patients, parents or guardians, or whole populations when vaccines are due, either because ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Bill Gates Thinks These 6 Innovations Could Change the World
When Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press, he changed the course of history. You could say the same about Thomas Edison’s light bulb, Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine, and Grace Hopper’s compiler. What will the next great invention to transform history? Here are a few innovations that I think are worth watching. Better Vaccine Storage Vaccines have saved millions of lives around the world, but they spoil if they aren’t stored at the right temperature. A group of inventors from Global Good in Seattle have created an innovative new refrigerator called the MetaFridge. It stays cold enough to keep vac...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Gates Tags: Uncategorized Innovation Optimist Source Type: news

Kenya:Country Staring at Health Crisis as Children Miss Vaccination
[Nation] Elizabeth Auma's baby was six-months-old and was due for a polio vaccine when nurses went on strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Introduction of Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine and Impact on Vaccine-Associated Paralytic Poliomyelitis — Beijing, China, 2014–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Islamic Advisory Group launches training manual on polio eradication, mother and child health ...
Muslim leaders urge parents to vaccinate their children Cairo, 22 November – The Islamic Advisory Group for Polio Eradication (IAG) today launched a new training manual for students of religious studies in support of polio eradication efforts. The manual provides practical guidance on how to engage with local communities to advocate for vaccination as well as other maternal and child health issues. The launch took place during the group’s fourth annual meeting that convened at the headquarters of Al Azhar Al Sharif hosted by Grand Imam Dr Ahmed El-Tayyib. The Grand Imam expressed his happiness to see the pro...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 23, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2016
Global coverage with the third dose of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis-containing vaccine, the third dose of polio vaccine, and first dose of measles. Among new or underused vaccines, global coverage increased during 2010-2016 for completed vaccine series against rotavirus (8% to 25%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (11% to 42%), rubella (35% to 47%), Haemophilus influenzae type B (42% to 70%) and hepatitis B vaccine (74% to 84%). containing vaccine coverage has remained unchanged at 84%-86% since 2010. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vaccines are now the vehicle for perpetuating diseases that would otherwise have been eradicated
(Natural News) In a new video, Natural News founding editor and longtime vaccine whistle-blower Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, warns about a phenomenon known as vaccine-induced polio. While the wild polio virus has became rare throughout the world, Adams explains that some vaccines aren’t fully attenuated/weakened, which means some doses contain the live virus. This can result... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aid Groups Condemn Yemen Blockade, Warn of ‘Catastrophic’ Famine
Fatima Shooie sits between her 85-year-old mother and 22-year-old daughter who are both receiving treatment for cholera at a crowded hospital in Sana’a. Credit: WHO/S. HasanBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 2017 (IPS)If aid deliveries are not resumed, Yemen will experience the worst famine the world has seen in recent decades.Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia closed all land, air, and sea ports in Yemen after Houthi rebels fired a missile at Riyadh.Though the Saudi-led coalition reopened the southern port Aden, humanitarian officials have warned of a famine and health crisis if other entry points remain sh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Famine OCHA Saudi Arabia Yemen Source Type: news

Meet the Heroic Animals That Went Into Space Before Humans
The First Space Pioneers Bettmann Archive Animals were every bit as heroic as the first human astronauts By Jeffrey Kluger Animals have long been the science community’s shock troops—the first to hit the beaches when a new frontier of knowledge is being claimed. Those soldiers hardly volunteered for the misison: The thousands of monkeys and mice that were used as test subjects for Jonas Salk’s first polio vaccine were conscripted for the job, whether they wanted to do it or not. That doesn’t diminish their profound contribution to scientific knowledge—indeed, it enlarges it. The same is tru...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: animals belka ham Laika NASA space strelka Source Type: news

Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19-35 Months - United States, 2016
Coverage with most recommended vaccines remained stable and high in 2016; coverage was ≥90% for polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B vaccines, and lowest (61%-74%) for hepatitis A, the birth dose of hepatitis B, and rotavirus vaccines, and the combined 7-vaccine series. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Taraba, Unicef Task Media On Measles Vaccination
[Guardian] Jalingo -The dream of halting Measles, polio and other child killer diseases from resurrecting its ugly head in Taraba state, media practitioners, as opined by the leadership of the State Primary Health Care Developed Agency and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) must educate the people on the adverse effects of rejecting the vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bill Gates predicts end of polio this year
Billionaire Bill Gates said in his annual letter that polio will be eradicated by the end of the year. The deadly infectious disease has no treatment but can be prevented through vaccinations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Vaccination Scare Can Hamper Fight Against Polio, Warns Rotary
[This Day] Awka -Rotary Club International has expressed fear that the recent vaccination scare in parts of the country was capable of affecting the achievements already registered by the club in the fight for the eradication of polio in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa:Vaccinate Your Child Against Polio
[SAnews.gov.za] Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has called on parents and caregivers to have every child under the age of five years vaccinated against polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Polio - Optimism As Nigeria Edges Towards Elimination
[Vanguard] With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralysed hundreds of thousands of children each year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Rotarians Vaccinate Children in Polio Campaign
[Guardian] The Rotary Club of Lagos Island, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Lekki Local Council primary health centre marked the World Polio Day yesterday at market places, sensitizing the public on the importance of vaccination, towards achieving a polio-free world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Africa On Verge of Eradicating Polio - WHO
[Guardian] Africa is on the verge of eradicating polio if the current momentum is sustained through improved surveillance, vaccination and public awareness, a WHO official said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:World Polio Day - Community Health Research Initiative (CHR) continues Pan African campaign to demand accountability for Immunization
[CHR] Abuja, Nigeria -African organizations in over ten countries join hundreds of others across the world calling for continued vigilance on polio. Polio cases have been reduced by 99.9% worldwide since 1988. Fewer than 40 cases worldwide were reported for all of 2016, thanks to the 10 billion doses of oral polio vaccine that have been administered since 2000. So far, 2017 has seen the lowest case count in recorded history, but the job is not done yet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:'Killer Injection' Rumour - 13,502 Children Reject Polio Vaccination in Potiskum
[Daily Trust] The World Health Organization (WHO) has said 13,502 children have rejected being administered polio vaccine in Potiskum Local Government Area of Yobe State after a rumour of 'killer injection' circulated in Yobe State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ROTARY International argues that vaccine-derived polio, caused by polio vaccines, is somehow caused by NOT ENOUGH children being vaccinated
(Natural News) In a superior example of the circular “logic” of mainstream medicine, Rotary International has announced that a recent polio outbreak in Syria, caused by the polio vaccine itself, could have been averted if more kids had been vaccinated. That’s right: The polio vaccine is giving kids polio, so we should be sure to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Health: The Long War on Polio, as Recalled by Its Generals
“ Coffee With Polio Experts ” videos may be amateurish, but they are full of insights explaining why polio eradication has been such a struggle. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization Source Type: news

Nigeria:Monkeypox - Gwagwalada Residents Reject Polio Vaccine for Children
[Premium Times] Some residents of Gwagwalada Area Council of FCT, have prevented their children from receiving polio vaccine being administered on children in the ongoing immunisation in the Territory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Violence, insecurity, and the risk of polio: a systematic analysis - Guarino K, Voorman A, Gasteen M, Stewart D, Wenger J.
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of polio vaccines in the 1950's and 60's, eradication of poliovirus from the world has been technically feasible. Progress towards this goal, however, has been uneven and influenced by social and political factors that ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

WHO says attack on Syria vaccine store leaves children at risk
LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Friday it had received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that had destroyed a store containing more than 130,000 vaccine doses against measles and polio. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: West ’s device aids in dose-sparing administration of polio vaccine
West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST) touted results today from a study showing that its ID Adapter can improve the intradermal administration of polio vaccines. The study, published in the journal Vaccine, evaluated the feasibility of using a fractional inactivated polio virus vaccine in remote locations where polio outbreaks continue to be of serious concern to public health officials. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Study: West’s device aids in dose-sparing administration of polio vaccine appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Wall Street Beat West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. Source Type: news

Novel patch can better deliver polio vaccines: Study
Kendall said,"ease of administration, coupled with dose reduction observed in this study suggests that the Nanopatch could facilitate inexpensive vaccination of inactivated poliovirus vaccines." (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news