Red spots, red flags: Experts' warnings come true as missing vaccinations lead to measles outbreak
From the time countries scrambled to protect their population — first through lockdowns and isolation and then through unprecedented, large-scale vaccination drives — public health experts warned that there would be a price to pay in the form of children missing their regular vaccination doses against diseases like measles, polio and diphtheria. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC to Test for Polio; FDA Approvals; and Meals and Mortality CDC to Test for Polio; FDA Approvals; and Meals and Mortality
The top 3 things you should know to start your day.3 Things to Know Today (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - December 2, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

CDC Will Test New Areas for Polio in Wastewater
THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2022 -- U.S. health officials will begin testing wastewater for poliovirus in select locations around the country, including possibly at sites in Michigan and Pennsylvania. The testing will happen in communities that have low polio... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 1, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC Expands Wastewater Testing for Polioviruses CDC Expands Wastewater Testing for Polioviruses
The first case of polio in the US in nearly a decade was announced in July.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC Will Test New Areas for Polio in Wastewater
THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2022 – U.S. health officials will begin testing wastewater for poliovirus in select locations around the country, including possibly at sites in Michigan and Pennsylvania. The testing will happen in communities that have low... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 1, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tanzania: Rukwa to Vaccinate Over 320,000 Children Against Polio
[Daily News] Sumbawanga -- RUKWA region is set to vaccinate 324,668 under five children in the fourth round polio vaccination campaign which kicks off countrywide today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CDC will test sewage for polio outside New York to see if it's circulating elsewhere in nation
The CDC will expand polio wastewater surveillance to select communities with low vaccination rates outside the New York metro area. - The CDC will initially work work with health officials in Michigan and Philadelphia to identify communities with low vaccination rates and begin testing sewage the…#cdc #virus #expandpolio #polio #poliovaccine #health #vaccine #surveillance #poliosurveillance #vaccination (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US officials say 2 more places will test sewage for polio
Philadelphia and Oakland County, Michigan, are joining the small list of U.S. localities that are looking for signs of polio infections in sewage (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CDC expands wastewater testing for polio to Michigan and Pennsylvania
The expansion of wastewater monitoring for polio comes amid pressure to increase efforts to fight the disease after the first U.S. polio case in nearly a decade was discovered in July. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Vaccine Refusal, Floods Impact Polio Drive in Pakistan
A young child receives vaccine drops in Pakistan, but the region has experienced an upsurgence of cases because of vaccine refusal. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Ashfaq YusufzaiPESHAWAR, Nov 29 2022 (IPS) Vaccine refusal is impacting the eradication of polio in Pakistan. Pakistan has vaccinated about 35 million children during its door-to-door campaign, but about 500,000 remained unvaccinated due to refusal by their parents, Jawad Khan Polio officer in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, recorded in 2022 so far. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one of Pakistan’s four provinces, has reported all 20 polio cases. North Waziristan has detected 17 infect...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ashfaq Yusufzai Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Inequality Religion TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Pakistan Source Type: news

Mia Farrow's childhood infection of polio 'will never leave' her memory
Actress Mia Farrow survived polio as a young girl, which set off her ambition to eradicate the disease from the world. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio is back in Indonesia, sparking vaccination campaign
Indonesia has begun vaccinating children for the polio virus in the country's conservative province after four were infected with the highly contagious disease that was declared eliminated less than a decade ago (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive amid spike in cases
Heath officials say Pakistan has launched a new nationwide anti-polio drive amid a spike in new cases among children (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How Hospital Emergency Preparedness Is Evolving
The biggest lesson COVID-19 taught hospitals is how thin they can be stretched—and that includes morale, says Dr. Yves Duroseau, chair of emergency medicine and co-chair of disaster planning services at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Over the past nearly-three years, “We saw widespread burnout of staff trying to go above and beyond, every single day. That’s not sustainable—it’s too overwhelming,” he says. “That’s why we’re looking at what to do now, because COVID is still a threat, and now we’re looking at issues like monkeypox and polio. Everyone wonders: What&...
Source: TIME: Health - November 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Millard Tags: Uncategorized Health Care healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Measles Vaccine Developer Samuel Katz Dies at 95
He also worked on immunizations against polio, rubella, influenza, and more. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 23, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news