Nigeria: Get Your Children Vaccinated Against Polio, Edo Begs Parents
[Daily Trust] The Edo State Government has appealed to residents in the state to get their children immunise with the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) to guarantee full protection against Polio Mellitus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pakistani police say polio team attacked, policeman killed
Pakistani police say gunmen have shot and killed a police officer assigned to protect a polio vaccination team in the country's northwest (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Africa: COVID-19 Widens Routine Immunization Gaps in Africa
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- Around 7.7 million African children missed out on vital first doses of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Measles and Polio vaccines in 2020. The nearly 10% rise in missed vaccinations on the previous year in Africa was driven by disruptions to health services by the COVID-19 pandemic, new data by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World health Organization (WHO) show. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fall-related activity avoidance among persons with late effects of polio and its influence on daily life: a mixed-methods study - Brog årdh C, Lexell J, Hammarlund CS.
Falls are common among persons with late effects of polio (LEoP), which may lead to fear of falling and activity avoidance in everyday life. Here, we assessed the occurrence of fall-related activity avoidance among persons with LEoP and explored how these ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

You Are Indispensable! God Needs You
Marcy Hernandez, founder of Alpha Prayer International and Gracie's Place Art Studio and Design, writes regarding her life with polio and religion (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - July 24, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Disability and Religion Source Type: news

European Duplicity Undermines Anti-Pandemic Efforts
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 20 2021 (IPS) Despite facing the world’s worst pandemic of the last century, rich countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO) have blocked efforts to enable more affordable access to the means to fight the pandemic. Everyone knows access for all to the means for testing, treatment and prevention – including diagnostic tests, therapeutic medicines, personal protective equipment and vaccines – is crucial. Anis ChowdhuryEuropean deceit In October 2020, South Africa and India requested the WTO to temporarily suspend relevant provisions...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Fauci says polio would still exist in the US if the 'false information' currently being spread existed decades ago
If the health misinformation currently spreading regarding coronavirus vaccines existed during the days of polio, it would have never... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines at LOCAL LEVEL just around the corner; fake and falsified "Full FDA Approval" vaccines just months away
(Natural News) If there has ever been more fake research, skewed statistics, falsified data, and manipulated “conclusions” published for any medicine than there has been for vaccines, please let it be known. From the fake polio vaccine to the mercury-loaded flu shots, more health detriment comes from inoculations than any other form of “medication,” thanks... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Stop New Polio Infections Now
[Daily Trust] There are growing health concerns in the country over the recent outbreak of circulating Vaccine Derived Poliovirus Type 2 (cVDPV2) in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, announced on Monday, July 5, that the country is witnessing a cVDPV2 outbreak in Abia, Bayelsa, Borno, Delta, FCT, Jigawa, Kano, Kebbi, Lagos, Niger, Rivers, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara states. Of great concern is the fact (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Quality Improvement: The Quiet Hero of Global Health Programs
By Sujata Bijou, Senior Measurement and Learning Technical AdvisorJuly 08, 2021In my past life, I was a chemical engineer. More specifically, I was a process engineer for Head & Shoulders shampoo.  While my colleagues were working on other process aspects of manufacturing efficiency (faster, cheaper, less waste, etc.) I was finding ways to improve the manufacturing process to make the shampoo more effective at fighting dandruff. In our case, we wanted to fight dandruff without creating any other neg...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Measurement & Analytics Source Type: news

Eritrea: Successful Anti-Polio Vaccination Program
[Shabait] Asmara, 05 July 2021- The Ministry of Health reported that the polio vaccination program conducted across the country from 23 to 27 June to control the prevalence of the virus that has been detected in neighboring countries has been successful. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Raises the Alarm Over Poliovirus Outbreak in FCT, 13 States
[This Day] About a year after the World Health Organisation (WHO) certified Nigeria polio-free, the federal government yesterday announced an outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in 13 states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 190,000 Children in Chinhoyi to Get Polio Jabs
[The Herald] THE Ministry of Health and Child Welfare expects to immunise 190 000 children in Mashonaland West province against polio in August and September this year, a senior health education officer has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Nurse Rashid Abdi's Selfless Act Warms Hearts of Kenyans
[Nation] A day before the launch of last month's polio vaccination campaign for children under five years in 13 high-risk counties, a nurse at a dispensary in remote Iresaboru, Isiolo County, was pictured wading through floodwaters while holding a cold box containing vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Covid infections cause vaccines for childhood diseases including measles to plummet in use
CHILDHOOD vaccines for illnesses including measles, typhoid, polio and diphtheria have plummeted across the world during the Covid crisis. Medics warned that while all focus was on coronavirus, established and deadly diseases could be gaining a foothold because inoculation programmes have been halted. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eritrea: Nationwide Anti-Polio Vaccination Program
[Shabait] Asmara, 23 June 2021- The Ministry of Health has launched today, 23 June nationwide anti-polio program in all sub-zones of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19 as Instigator of Bigotry, Chauvinism and Megalomania
Antoine-Jean Gros: Napoleon Bonaparte Visits the Plague Stricken in Jaffa.By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 24 2021 (IPS) By the end of April 2019, a government campaign to vaccinate more than 40 million children under five against polio in Pakistan was suspended after a series of attacks on health workers and police. On 23 April, a police officer protecting polio workers was gunned down in Bannu, the same day a polio worker was in Lahore seriously wounded by a father “protecting his child from vaccination”, these incidents were followed by the murder of another police and a health worker under his protection...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Five polio vaccination workers shot dead in Afghanistan; UN condemns ‘brutal’ killings
Five health workers carrying out a polio vaccination campaign in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province were killed on Tuesday, and four others injured, during a series of attacks condemned by a senior UN official on the ground as brutal and “senseless”. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eradicating polio is finally within reach. Why is the UK taking its foot off the pedal? | Anne Wafula Strike
Instead of cutting the aid budget – including 95% from the plan to stamp out the disease – Britain should take a global leadDespite the Covid pandemic, there have been just two recorded cases of wild polio in 2021 – in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the two remaining hiding places for the disease. But eradication is not guaranteed. Polio is virulent and spreads quickly. Even one case poses a threat to unvaccinated children everywhere, which is why a new strategylaunched last week by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) outlines a plan to utilise this small window of opportunity for the world to end p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Anne Wafula Strike Tags: Polio Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Science World news Afghanistan Pakistan Aid Global development UK news South and Central Asia Health Source Type: news

RTP firm treating cancer with polio earns FDA's fast-track designation
The fast-track designation is granted to products that treat serious or life-threatening illnesses or serve unmet medical needs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sonia Waraich Source Type: news

A unified and whole-of-system approach necessary to make sure every child in Pakistan is ...
Friday 12 June, Islamabad – WHO and UNICEF have applauded the Government of Pakistan’s continued efforts to eradicate polio. The United Nations agencies commended the concerted efforts made to make sure that vaccination programmes continued even during COVID-19 surges in the country.  Both agencies urged greater solidarity and investment to sustain the momentum and reach every child with life-saving vaccines. These reflections were made by UNICEF South Asia Regional Director George Laryea-Adjei and WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Director Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari as they concluded a week-long joint vi...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 13, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

WHO, UNICEF declare end of polio outbreak in the Philippines
Two U.N. agencies have declared the end of a polio outbreak in the Philippines and praised the government's efforts to continue fighting the disease despite the COVID-19 pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

To Improve Global Health Security, We Must Not Abandon Tackling Existing Epidemics
Over 600 million people in Africa require treatment for an NTD, making up 35% of the global burden. Credit: Uniting to Combat NTDsBy Thoko Elphick-PooleyHOVE, United Kingdom, Jun 11 2021 (IPS) As world leaders come together in the UK for the G7, the global response to COVID-19 and how we can build a better defence system against infection is at the forefront of discussions.  Whilst we applaud the incredible global efforts in tackling COVID-19 and support calls for vaccines to be shared equitably across the world, we also urge G7 leaders not to abandon efforts to tackle existing epidemics such as neglected tropical dis...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thoko Elphick Pooley Tags: Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Source Type: news

Africa: Countries Reaffirm Commitment to Ending Polio At Launch of New Eradication Strategy
[WHO] Today, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) will launch the Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026: Delivering on a Promise at a virtual event, to overcome the remaining challenges to ending polio, including setbacks caused by COVID-19. While polio cases have fallen 99.9% since 1988, polio remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) and persistent barriers to reaching every child with polio vaccines and the pandemic have contributed to an increase in polio cases. Last year, 1 (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

$5.1 Billion Effort to Eradicate Polio Announced
THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 -- A $5.1 billion plan to eradicate polio worldwide by 2026 was announced this week by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a public-private partnership led by national governments and health groups. For decades, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The 10 Most Important Health Breakthroughs You Missed During the Pandemic
While most eyes were on COVID-19, researchers have also made groundbreaking advancements in other fields. Here’s a look. The other big vaccine news Public-health officials have long sought a vaccine against malaria, which infects up to 600 million people a year and kills 400,000, mostly children. This year, there was dramatic prog­ress toward that goal. In a study of 450 children in Burkina Faso, published in the Lancet in April, researchers reported that a new malaria vaccine, called R21, is 77% effective—just clearing the World Health Organization’s 75% efficacy standard. However, the sample gro...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Innovation Magazine Source Type: news

A Multibillion-Dollar Plan to End Polio, and Soon
A global partnership announced plans to spend more than $5 billion to eradicate poliovirus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Campaign Finance Taliban Afghanistan Africa Nigeria Pakistan your-feed-science Source Type: news

Angola: Angola Defends Strengthening of Epidemiological Surveillance in Africa
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Angolan Minister of Health, Silvia Lutucuta, Saturday called for the reinforcement of epidemiological surveillance measures in Africa, in order to avoid the outbreak of Polio caused by type 2 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cash injection: could we cure all disease with a trillion dollars? – podcast
Could such a large amount of money end the Covid pandemic? Eradicate disease? Provide universal healthcare and fund vaccine research? ByRowan HooperContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Written by Rowan Hooper, read by Nana-Adwoa Mbeutcha and produced by Esther Opoku-Gyeni Tags: Science Health policy Vaccines and immunisation Society Climate change Environment Polio US Medicare Tuberculosis Source Type: news

Africa: Statement Following the Twenty-Eighth IHR Emergency Committee for Polio
[WHO] The twenty-eighth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) on the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the WHO Director-General on 4 May 2021 with Committee members and advisers attending via video conference, supported by the WHO Secretariat. The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPV). The following IHR States Parties provided an update at the video conference on th (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Low Trust in Authorities Affects Vaccine Uptake - Evidence From 22 Countries
[The Conversation Africa] In a time when the world is focusing on COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has highlighted the importance of routine immunisations for diseases such as measles, tetanus and polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Kicks Off Polio Vaccination Campaign Targeting 13 High-Risk Counties
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health will embark on a 5-day house to house Polio vaccination campaign from Saturday targeting children aged below 5 years in 13 high-risk counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Put People Before Profits for Progress
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 18 2021 (IPS) Millions of people are expected to die due to delayed and unaffordable access to COVID-19 tests, treatment, personal protective equipment and vaccines. Urgent cooperation is desperately needed to save lives and livelihoods for all. Vaccine apartheid Thus far, rich countries have bought up most available vaccine supplies. By mid-April, rich countries had received more than 87 percent of the more than 700 million vaccine doses dispensed worldwide, while poor countries had received only 0.2 percent. Jomo Kwame SundaramA quarter of the former’s population...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Study confirms origin of vervet monkeys living near an urban airport for decades
(Florida Atlantic University) Scientists have confirmed the species and origin of a colony of wild African vervet monkeys that landed in Dania Beach more than 70 years ago. They escaped from the Dania Chimpanzee Farm in 1948 and settled in a thick mangrove forest near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in South Florida. The facility acted as a zoo and also provided primates imported from Africa as research subjects in the development of the polio vaccine and other medical research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 18, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Animals are our overlooked allies in the fight against Covid | Melanie Challenger
It ’s important to recognise the vital role they’ve played in development of vaccines and treatmentsA few weeks ago, I received my first shot of a vaccine against Covid-19. As the newly vaccinated exited the clinic, there was a mix of relief and elation on people ’s faces. We exchanged little smiles of solidarity. If we could have burst into spontaneous applause, I’m sure we would have done.Recently, the lead scientist for the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, Prof Sarah Gilbert,was honoured with the RSA Albert Medal. There are rumours that Gilbert ’s team, along with the pioneers of the mRNA vaccin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melanie Challenger Tags: Medical research Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Animals Science World news Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Parents Urged to Take Their Children for Polio Vaccine
[Concord] In the wake of the commencement of the polio vaccination later this week, Communication Pillar Lead at National Corona Virus Emergency Centre (NaCOVERC), who also doubles as Head of Public Education Unit, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Harold Thomas, has called on parents to feel free to let their children be vaccinated with the polio vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Surveillance to Track Progress Toward Polio Eradication - Worldwide, 2019-2020
This report describes an analysis of polio surveillance data from 42 countries during 2019-2020. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 6, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Polio (poliomyelitis) Vaccination Source Type: news

India's polio vaccination provides valuable insights for mass vaccination campaigns
(University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management) As India urgently scales up its vaccination campaign for the COVID-19 virus, a new study which examined the country's successful program to eliminate polio provides guidance on how this and future mass immunization campaigns can be successful, especially in vaccinating hard to reach groups. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How to craft the vaccine message for the undecided
More than 140 million Americans have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine. Health care and government leaders hope that tens of millions more will do so.One key to getting that many needles in that many arms may turn on the messaging used to persuade people that getting the vaccine is the right thing to do. As the country seeks to turn the page on the pandemic, two UCLA professors who specialize in the impact of messaging efforts — Hal Hershfield and Keith Holyoak — have identified opportunities and challenges on the road to herd immunity.In March of 2020, the World Health Organization declared the spread of the novel c...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Kicks Off in Africa ’s Most Populous Country
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Abuja, Nigeria, on March 6, 2021. First batch of COVAX vaccines arrived in March, country aims to inoculate 70% of 200 million people by 2022. Credit: Africa RenewalBy Leon Usigbe*UNITED NATIONS, May 4 2021 (IPS) Since the COVID-19 vaccination began in the US in mid-December 2020, Africa had been looking forward to its turn. For Nigeria, that time came on 2nd March 2021 when the first batch of 3.9 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the country from the Serum Institute of India. The delivery is part of a first phase of ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Leon Usigbe Tags: Africa Aid Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Can't Help Falling In Love With A Vaccine: How Polio Campaign Beat Vaccine Hesitancy
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Brink Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why No Child Must Suffer Polio
[This Day] The emergence of COVID-19 in 2020 led to a paralysis of activities including that of routine immunisation which is mandatory for every child. Experts have continued to warn that Nigeria stands at the risk of returning to the list of polio endemic countries if any child is left behind. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

India ’s COVID-19 Crisis Is Spiraling Out of Control. It Didn’t Have to Be This Way
Dusk is falling in the Indian capital, and the acrid smell of burning bodies fills the air. It’s the evening of April 26, and at a tiny crematorium in a Delhi suburb, seven funeral pyres are still burning. “I have lived here all my life and pass through this area twice a day,” says local resident Gaurav Singh. “I have never seen so many bodies burning together.” Scenes of mass death are now unavoidable in what’s often called the world’s largest democracy. Social media is filled with images of body bags and urgent requests for medical aid. Indians gasping for breath are being turned...
Source: TIME: Health - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Naina Bajekal Tags: Uncategorized Cover Story COVID-19 feature India Londontime Magazine Source Type: news

Disruptions to immunization programs caused by COVID-19 putting millions of children at risk, UN warns
Millions of children whose immunizations have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in Africa, are now at risk from life-threatening diseases such as measles, polio, yellow fever and diphtheria, United Nations (U.N.) health agencies warned on Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Is intervention to prevent falls necessary in prior polio patients? - Skough Vreede K, Broman L, Borg K.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether intervention to prevent falls is necessary in prior polio patients, by identifying the frequency, circumstances and consequences of falls among patients in Sweden with prior polio. SUBJECTS: Patients with prior polio diagn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Morrisville biotech raises $43.5M, earns key FDA status for polio-based cancer treatment
The company, which spun out of Duke University, has received investigational new drug status for its modified polio virus that targets cancer cells. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sonia Waraich Source Type: news

Morrisville biotech raises $43.5M, earns key FDA status for polio-based cancer treatment
The company, which spun out of Duke University, has received investigational new drug status for its modified polio virus that targets cancer cells. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sonia Waraich Source Type: news

Scientists Report Creating the First Embryo With Human and Non-Human Primate Cells
In a ground-breaking experiment, researchers have successfully created the first human-monkey chimera. The work, published in the journal Cell, describes the the first embryo containing both human and monkey cells that was cultured for 20 days. Led by Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, the study represents the culmination of decades of work in understanding early embryo development in non-human species, which Belmonte hopes will now apply to humans. But it is bound to raise serious ethical questions about the implications of combining human cells with those from a different species (even if it is a closely related one), and the...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nigeria: UNICEF, WHO, Govt Worry Over Nigeria's Low Immunization Turnout
[Vanguard] The World Health Organisation, the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF and the Federal Government on Tuesday expressed worry over Nigeria's low routine immunization turnout, warning that without adequate awareness on the need for people to continue routine immunisation, especially that of polio, there are possibilities of Polio disease resurfacing in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Wild Polio Virus May Resurface in Nigeria If ... - UNICEF
[Premium Times] Nigeria's information minister also speaks on the 'urgent' step the country must take to avoid a recurrence of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news