Pitt receives CDC approval to bring coronavirus to Pittsburgh to help develop a vaccine
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… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Pitt receives CDC approval to bring coronavirus to Pittsburgh to help develop a vaccine
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… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Republic of Congo Steps Up Polio Vaccination in Border Region
[WHO] Republic of Congo steps up polio vaccination in border region (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity
Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As of writing, there have been over 30,000 diagnosed cases and over 630 related deaths. A virus that emerged in a single city, Wuhan, China—indeed, in a single crowded ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Licensure of a Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis, Inactivated Poliovirus, Haemophilus influenzae Type b Conjugate, and Hepatitis B Vaccine, and Guidance for Use in Infants
A new combination vaccine to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Haemphilus influenzae type b disease, and hepatitis B has been licensed, but won't be available before 2021. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 6, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Diphtheria Vaccination Hepatitis B Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pertussis Vaccination Tetanus Vaccination Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Specific Vaccines Whooping cough Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Now a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Here ’s What That Means
The World Health Organization (WHO) took the rare step Thursday of declaring a novel coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). But what does that actually mean? The WHO defines a PHEIC as an “extraordinary event” that “constitute[s] a public health risk to other States through the international spread of disease” and “potentially require[s] a coordinated international response.” Since that framework was defined in 2005—two years after another coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), spread through ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV public health Source Type: news

Angola: Over Five Million Children Get Polio Vaccine
[ANGOP] Luanda -At least five million children were vaccinated in the country in 2019 to fight poliomyelitis during the campaigns promoted by the Ministry of Health, said last Friday in Luanda, the minister S ílvia Lutucuta. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Somalia: Relief As No New Cases of Polio Reported in Somalia Since May 2019
[Dalsan Radio] The Somalia Polio Programme has not confirmed any new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in children with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) since 8 May 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gunmen in Pakistan Kill Two Police Escorting Polio Vaccinators Gunmen in Pakistan Kill Two Police Escorting Polio Vaccinators
Gunmen shot and killed two police officers escorting a polio vaccination team on Wednesday forcing a suspension of the immunization campaign in a district of northwest Pakistan, where the crippling disease is endemic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Vaccine Preventable Diseases-Key Role of Traditional Birth Attendants, the Unsung Heroes
[WHO] Abuja, 18 December, 2019 - Mrs Mojisola Shotola is a Government trained traditional birth attendant (TBA) with over 40 years of experience and a force to be reckoned with, in the fight against polio and other vaccine preventable diseases in her community. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Oral Polio Vaccine to Bypass Key Clinical Trials
Health officials are rushing a genetically engineered product into the field to counter uncontained outbreaks of vaccine-derived polio. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 17, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Malaysia to Work With UNICEF on Polio Vaccination in Sabah State Malaysia to Work With UNICEF on Polio Vaccination in Sabah State
Malaysia's health authorities on Sunday said they are working with UNICEF to bring polio vaccines to the state of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo, where the country's first polio case in nearly three decades was detected last week.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Malaysia to work with UNICEF on polio vaccination in Sabah state
Malaysia's health authorities on Sunday said they are working with UNICEF to bring polio vaccines to the state of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo, where the country's first polio case in nearly three decades was detected last week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dirty vaccines are proof that the RISKS outweigh the benefits – a look into the health repercussions from vaccines over the past 75 years
(Natural News) Many people still believe today that Dr. Jonas Salk was the “God” of cult pharmacology because he invented the polio vaccine. But did he? In actuality, all he did was conduct illegal medical experiments on mental patients, while the steady decline of mortality from infectious diseases was instantly (and falsely) credited to him... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angola: Luanda to Launch Polio Immunisation Campaign
[ANGOP] Luanda -Luanda province will launch one more round of polio vaccination campaign on 13-15 December, announced the health officials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Somalia: The First Phase of a Nationwide Integrated Polio and Measles Vaccination Ends in Somalia, Achieves High Coverage
[Dalsan Radio] The first phase of a nationwide integrated polio and measles vaccination campaign has concluded in Somalia having achieved high coverage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaysia vaccinating for polio after first case in 27 years
Malaysia has begun a vaccination campaign in a rural town on Borneo island after a 3-month-old boy was confirmed to have polio in the country's first case of the highly infectious virus in 27 years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO now openly admitting that vaccines cause more polio than actual wild virus
(Natural News) The World Health Organization (WHO) is finally coming clean about the fact that oral polio vaccines, which government officials claim prevent polio infection, are actually spreading polio all throughout Africa. Nigeria, Congo, Central African Republic, and Angola are all reporting new cases of polio caused by the oral polio vaccine, which is causing children... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan: Anti-Polio Eradication Campaign Launched in W. Kordofan
[SNA] Al-Fula -The partial campaign of vaccination against polio and Vitamin(A) deficiency was launched Monday allover localities of West Kordofan State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Polio outbreaks in Africa caused by mutation of strain in vaccine
New cases of highly infectious disease that should be ‘consigned to the history books’ reported in Nigeria, the DRC, CAR and AngolaNew cases of polio linked to the oral vaccine have been reported in four African countries and more children are now being paralysed by vaccine-derived viruses than those infected by viruses in the wild, according to global health numbers.The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners identified nine new cases caused by the vaccine in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic and Angola last week. Along with seven other African countries with outbreak...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Edna Mohamed Tags: Global development Polio Infectious diseases Health Medical research Children Africa Nigeria Democratic Republic of the Congo Central African Republic Angola Source Type: news

Angola: Health Ministry Denies Polio Cases Caused By Vaccination
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Health Ministry last Wednesday denied allegations of a surge in polio cases caused by the antidote (vaccine) being given to children under the age of five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Polio Vaccines Causing Polio Cases
MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 -- More children worldwide are being paralyzed by polio viruses from vaccines than from viruses in the wild, according to new data. The World Health Organization and partners last week noted nine new vaccine-linked polio cases... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Polio Vaccination Causes More Infections than Wild Virus
In rare instances, the live virus in oral polio vaccines can mutate and become infectious, causing new outbreaks. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 25, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Rare polio cases caused by vaccine outnumbering wild virus infections, report says
More children in Africa being paralyzed by viruses originating in polio vaccines than in the wild, according to a new report. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

More polio cases now caused by vaccine than by wild virus
as 4 African countries report them (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Canadian Govt Demonstrates Commitment to Fight Polio in Nigeria
[This Day] To further demonstrate commitment of Canadian government to the fight against polio virus and strengthen routine immunisation (RI), the Director General West and Central African Bureau, Global Affairs Canada, Mr Tarik Khan, joined the Niger State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (SPHCDA) and WHO staff during the polio house-to-house vaccination exercise recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

As Donors Ramp up Polio Funding, Worries of Comeback Persist
Polio cases around have declined globally by more than 99 percent since 1988, but the type 1 poliovirus remains endemic in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where it has made a comeback this year and infected 102 people. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS By James ReinlUNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 2019 (IPS) Efforts to wipe polio off the face of the planet took a step forward this week, with a multibillion-dollar fundraiser in the Middle East helping eradication schemes tackle a virus that disproportionately kills and cripples children in poor countries. Donor governments and philanthropists pledged $2.6 billion on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi to...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: James Reinl Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations polio eradication World Health Organization (WHO) Source Type: news

Angola: Second Stage of Polio Vaccination Kicks Off
[ANGOP] Luanda -The second stage of polio vaccination campaign is kicking off this Friday in five provinces of Angola, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication - Pakistan, January 2018-September 2019
Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only countries that continue to confirm ongoing wild poliovirus type 1 transmission. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 14, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Polio (poliomyelitis) Polio Vaccination Population health Source Type: news

Update on Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Outbreaks - Worldwide, January 2018-June 2019
Since the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988 and broad use of live, attenuated oral poliovirus vaccine, the number of wild poliovirus cases has declined>99.99%. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 14, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Diabetes Eye and Vision Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Polio (poliomyelitis) Polio Vaccination Population health Smoking Tobacco Use Vaccines Cigarette Smoking Source Type: news

Polio in Nigeria: 'I opposed vaccinations until my son caught polio'
A Nigerian father who used to chase health workers away from his home has a change of heart. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angola: Armed Forces Join Polio Vaccination Campaign
[ANGOP] Luanda -Staff of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) are expected to join the first stage of the vaccination campaign against polio, to be conducted on November 15-17, the Health minister, Silvia Lutukuta, said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Alarm as Zambia Reports First Polio Case Since in 24 Years
[Nation] Zambia has reported its first local case of polio since 1995 after a two-year-old boy was paralysed by a virus derived from the vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Doubts, Social Media Campaign Derail Uganda's Drive to Give Children Jabs
[East African] Uganda has just concluded a national polio, measles and rubella immunisation campaign that ended October 23, and which was marred by a growing vaccine sceptism by the public. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Scores Highly in the Measles-Rubella-Polio Vaccination Campaign
[WHO] In the recently concluded Measles-Rubella-Polio campaign conducted by Uganda's Ministry of Health (MoH) with support from GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance and the World Health Organization (WHO), partial results reveal that 18 770 706 (105%) children have so far been vaccinated against Measles and Rubella. This is higher than the nationwide target which was 18 100 000 children. The Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign targeted children above nine months but below fifteen years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

World Closer Than Ever to Seeing Polio Disappear for Good
A Pakistani child receives a dose of the oral polio vaccine (OPV). Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 2019 (IPS) In a “historic achievement for humanity”, two of three wild poliovirus strains have been eliminated worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday, following the conclusion by a group of experts that WPV3, type three of the disease, has been eradicated completely. The deadly viral disease is “very close” to disappearing altogether, with the number of affected children having dropped by 99 per cent since 1988, the UN Children...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Polio Source Type: news

World Polio Day Showcases Great Progress In Eliminating Polio
Polio is tantalizingly close to being eliminated, but without continued vaccination, this progress can be undone. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 – The Philippines
On 27 September 2019 , a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) has been confirmed in environmental samples in Philippines. The virus has been isolated from ten environmental samples, all genetically related, which were collected from one sewage collection site and its tributary pumping stations in Manila, between 1 July and 23 September 2019. This sewage collection site in the city of Manila has a catchment area of over 600,000 people. Vaccine-derived polioviruses are rarely occurring forms of the poliovirus that have genetically changed from the attenuated (weakened) virus contained in oral polio vaccine....
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Two Strains of Polio Are Gone, but the End of the Disease Is Still Far Off
Only polio virus Type 1 persists, and only in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But now mutant vaccine viruses are paralyzing some unvaccinated children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization Viruses Paralysis Epidemics Muslims and Islam Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation Afghanistan Pakistan World Health Organization Source Type: news

Somalia: Somalia Anti-Polio Programme Bearing Fruits
[Dalsan Radio] The Somalia Polio Programme has not confirmed any new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in children with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) since 8 May 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: WHO, UNICEF Monitor Polio Vaccination Exercise in UER
[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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Valuable Lessons From Nigeria's Marathon Effort to Eradicate Polio
[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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Seeking to Toss Polio Into Dustbin of Medical History
[Daily News] AUTHORITIES in Kagera are working on initiatives to conduct measles-rubella and polio vaccinations targeting over 800,000 children under five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: More Than 18 Million Children in Uganda to Be Immunized
[WHO] Uganda is set to immunize more than 18 million children against measles and rubella, which amounts to 43% of the country's population. Among them, 8.2 million children younger than 9 months, or 20.5% of the population, will also receive the oral polio vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

YouTube, Google, Facebook and Vimeo are complicit in the massive polio outbreak cover-up: It's all caused by vaccines
(Natural News) For the first time in almost two decades, the Philippines is experiencing a major polio outbreak, and authorities admit that polio vaccines are to blame. But Big Tech continues to de-platform or otherwise silence users who try to share this pertinent information online, which is endangering public health all around the globe. Natural... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The WHO and UNICEF just admitted Natural News was right all along: Polio outbreaks really are caused by polio vaccines
(Natural News) After nearly two decades of having been declared “polio free” by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Philippines is now experiencing its first polio outbreak in 19 years – and authorities are actually admitting that the cause was the polio vaccine itself! Health Secretary Francisco Duque III announced at a recent press conference... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Toll Mounts From a Mystery Disease Some Call “The New Polio”
Carter Roberts’ motorized wheelchair didn’t arrive until the day he died. It had been a long time coming and his parents had fought hard to get it. The chair cost more than $32,000 and the insurance companies wouldn’t cover it, so the family went to court. One insurer eventually agreed to pay for some components of the chair but not the whole thing. And then none of it mattered anyway. On Sept. 22, 2018, the Roberts’ doorbell rang and the chair was delivered. Also on Sept. 22, 2018, Carter died, just three months shy of his sixth birthday. He had been largely paralyzed for the final two years of his...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease viruses Source Type: news

WHO admits polio outbreak in the Philippines caused by polio vaccines... outbreak "caused by vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2"
(Natural News) The polio vaccine has caused an escalating outbreak of polio in the Philippines, according to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, which issued a joint statement admitting the vaccine is causing polio. “WHO and UNICEF said in a joint statement the polio outbreak in the Philippines is concerning because it is caused by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Dar Embarks On Rubella, Measles, Polio Campaign
[Daily News] TANZANIA is set to conduct a nationwide measles -rubella and polio vaccination campaign mid this month, targeting children under five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

If the polio vaccine was really a "miracle breakthrough" for public health, why is it still causing people to get polio?
(Natural News) Vaccine apologists are notorious for claiming that vaccines are the greatest public health intervention ever created, pointing to early vaccines for infectious diseases like polio as “proof.” But an inconvenient little truth about the polio vaccine in particular that the vaccine deep state will never confess to is the fact that it doesn’t... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news