Uganda:Health Facilities Run Out of Polio, Rotavirus Vaccines
[Monitor] Kampala -Parents are struggling to have their children immunised against polio and rotavirus after most health facilities in the country reported stock-outs of both vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan:Sudan Launches Anti-Polio Campaign to Vaccinate 3 Million Children
[Focac] Khartoum -Sudan's Ministry Health has launched a polio vaccination campaign targeting around 3 million children nationwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Over 20,000 Children in Lamu County Get Anti-Polio Vaccine
[Nation] Lamu County has achieved 106 per cent reach of children immunized against polio in the just-concluded first phase of the campaign targeting those below five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Cracking the Cold Chain Challenge Is Key to Making Vaccines Ubiquitous
[The Conversation Africa] Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infectious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), smallpox, mumps, tetanus and rotavirus used to be common around the world. Today vaccines can prevent them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Polio: The Odyssey of Eradication, by Thomas Abraham
A primer on the costly effort to rid the world of a deadly disease (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Polio-Rhinovirus Promising for Malignant Glioma Patients
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- Intratumoral infusion of recombinant nonpathogenic polio-rhinovirus chimera (PVSRIPO) can be delivered safely and is tied to higher survival rates than those of historical controls, according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kenya:Mandera Polio Jab Drive Targets Over 200,000 Children
[Nation] At least 205,000 children under the age of five years will receive the polio vaccine in a campaign that has begun in Mandera County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:New Rotary District Governor Sees End to Polio in Nigeria
[Guardian] The new District Governor, Rotary International District 9110, Rotn. Kola Sodipo, has vowed to sustain the present status of zero report of polio virus in Nigeria until the country is totally free and declared polio non-endemic nation. He said this during his installation ceremony, which took place at Muson Centre, Lagos. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Counties Target Two Million Children in Polio Vaccination Drive
[Nation] The Lamu County Health department is targeting at least 21,217 children under the age of five years for polio immunization campaign starting Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why polio outbreaks are returning in unexpected places
With the world on the brink of polio eradication, the same oral vaccine used to stamp out the virus also might be behind rare outbreaks of the disease. Experts weigh in on what that means for ongoing eradication efforts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why polio outbreaks keep coming back in unexpected places
With the world on the brink of polio eradication, the same oral vaccine used to stamp out the virus also might be behind rare outbreaks of the disease. Experts weigh in on what that means for ongoing eradication efforts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Realizing a Polio-Free World: Sustaining U.S. Support for Global Polio Eradication
July 10, 2018 9:00am-12:30pm ET.(Center for Strategic& International Studies) (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Niger State Now Polio Free
[This Day] Minna -The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said Niger State is now polio free. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Health Basics QUIZ: Which has killed more people, measles or the measles vaccine?
(Natural News) Surely you are paranoid about infectious diseases. You’ve seen horrific pictures of children with poliomyelitis, mumps, and even smallpox. You’ve heard that the science is “settled” as far as vaccines go, and that they are one hundred percent safe and effective. You’ve also never seen any media coverage of vaccine side effects or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria to Be 24 Months Free of Polio in August - WHO
[Vanguard] The World Health Organisation (WHO) Coordinator in Cross River, Dr Thompson Igbu, says Nigeria would be polio free by August 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Polio outbreaks in the DRC threaten eradication effort
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Roberts, L. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases, Virology In Depth Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine derived poliovirus – Papua New Guinea
On 21 May 2018, the regional polio reference laboratory reported to WHO the isolation of vaccine derived poliovirus type 1 (VDPV1) from a child with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. The onset of the child ’s paralysis occurred on 24 April 2018. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Hospital at Home; Polio and Brain Cancer: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include hospital at home, using a virus to treat brain cancer, updated osteoporosis guidelines, and an artificial pancreas in hospitalized patients (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - June 30, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Modified Polio Vaccine Extends Lives in U.S. Brain Cancer Study Modified Polio Vaccine Extends Lives in U.S. Brain Cancer Study
Some 21% of patients with advanced brain cancer treated with a modified polio vaccine were alive after three years, compared with 4% of patients with similar tumors who received standard therapies, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Polio outbreak confirmed in Papua New Guinea
A polio outbreak has been confirmed in Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea, the World Health Organization reported Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio Virus May Help Fight Brain Tumors
An ancient scourge -- the polio virus -- may be an unexpected friend to people battling one of the deadliest brain cancers, new research shows. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Tumor Patients May Have Unlikely Ally: the Polio Virus
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Use of polio virus in treating brain cancer shows "dramatic advance"
Doctors using the polio virus to treat aggressive brain tumors called glioblastomas report promising results. Sen. John McCain has this type of cancer, and so did Sen. Ted Kennedy. Of 61 patients treated in one study, 21 percent were still alive at the three-year mark. That's compared with just four percent of patients who received standard cancer treatment. Dr. David Agus, director of USC Norris Westside Cancer Center, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the treatment. He also weighs in on a study that showed flight attendants had a higher cancer prevalence than the general population. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio could be used to fight brain tumors
Survival was better than expected for patients in a small study at Duke University who were given genetically modified poliovirus, which helped their bodies attack the cancer, doctors report. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the polio virus is being used to combat brain cancer
There's a surprising upside to the virus that causes crippling polio disease, new research indicates. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Papua New Guinea polio outbreak declared
The virus was detected in a six-year-old boy in April and confirmed in two healthy children last week. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modified polio vaccine extends lives in U.S. brain cancer study
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some 21 percent of patients with advanced brain cancer treated with a modified polio vaccine were alive after three years, compared with 4 percent of patients with similar tumors who received standard therapies, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Polio Virus Could Help Treat Brain Cancer. Here ’s How
The idea that viruses may be co-opted to do good rather than harm isn’t entirely new; researchers have been attempting to harness the power of viruses and bacteria for more than a century. Vaccines are the shining example of using bad bugs to do good in priming the immune system to fight disease. But disease-causing viruses aren’t always easy to corral, and attempts to use them to activate the immune system against things other than fellow bacteria and viruses — including cancer, for example — have not been so successful. There is only one approved virus-based treatment for cancer, which uses herpes...
Source: TIME: Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Brain Tumor Patients May Have Unlikely Ally: the Polio Virus
TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 -- An ancient scourge -- the polio virus -- may be an unexpected friend to people battling one of the deadliest brain cancers, new research shows. The new therapy uses a tweaked, harmless form of the polio virus to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Brain Tumor Patients May Have Unlikely Ally: the Polio Virus
Title: Brain Tumor Patients May Have Unlikely Ally: the Polio VirusCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Brain Tumor Patients May Have Unlikely Ally: the Polio Virus
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - June 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

mSakhi Is Changing Everything for This Community Health Worker and Her Clients in Rural India
June 25, 2018Digital health  empowers Lalita to provide better antenatal care—and to keep up with her children.Lalita Chauhan starts her day early to the sound of an alarm from her phone. A couple of years ago, she could not have imagined starting her day in such a high-tech way, much less owning a smartphone.As an ASHA (or accredited social health activist) in rural India, Lalita and other community health workers are benefitting from the country ’s Digital India initiative, whereby the national government is transitioning paper-based services to digital platforms to make public services more accessi...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Rotary Convention
Mr Ian Riseley, President of Rotary International, My fellow Rotarians, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis Source Type: news

U.S. government statistics reveal that the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in America
(Natural News) Even the bestselling flu vaccine is only the fifth most popular vaccine in the United States. Prevnar, the vaccine used to prevent infection caused by pneumococcal bacteria; Gardasil, which supposedly prevents cervical cancer; PENTAct-HIB, given to tiny infants to stave off diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b; and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella Smacks; Build a Better Flu Vax; No Polio in Venezuela
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 20, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:100,000 Children Not Immunised Against Polio in North-East, Says Adewole
[This Day] The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has stated that over 100,000 children in the Northeast are yet to be immunised against polio despite considerable progress made by the federal government in addressing the issue in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria to Attain Polio-Free Status Soon - Govt
[Leadership] The federal government has reiterated its commitment to attaining polio-free status sooner than expected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Will Soon Obtain Polio-Free Status - Minister
[Vanguard] Abuja -The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said Nigeria is on course to obtaining a polio-free status, having spent the last 18 months without a reported case. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An Immigrant And An Immigrant's Son Saved Americans From Polio
If Jonas Salk ’s mother and Albert Sabin did not immigrate to the U.S., American children would continue to be paralyzed for life by polio. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stuart Anderson, Contributor Source Type: news

Polio has not returned to Venezuela, WHO says
A child in Venezuela who was reported to have a common symptom of polio does not have the viral disease, World Health Organization said Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Threats of Ebola, Polio, Other Emerging Infectious Diseases Persist
[Guardian] Despite reports that the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is under control, the World Health Organisation (WHO), health officials and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) are cautiously optimistic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FACT CHECK: Daily Caller claims lack of vaccines is causing a return of polio to Venezuela ... but so far the grand total is just ONE patient
(Natural News) Venezuela’s crumbling socialized healthcare system has been making headlines as the government has struggled to dole out the funds being demanded for vaccines. Propagandists are already inciting outrage, claiming that low vaccination rates in the South American nation will lead to epidemics of disease. In a recent piece that smacks of pro-vaccine fake... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio re-emerges in Venezuela 30 years after eradication
A child has been diagnosed with polio in Venezuela, where the infectious viral disease has been eradicated since 1989, according to the Pan American Health Organization, a regional apparatus of the World Health Organization. The Western Hemisphere has been certified polio-free since 1994. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio re-emerges in Venezuela nearly 30 years after eradication
A child has been diagnosed with polio in Venezuela, where the infectious viral disease has been eradicated since 1989, according to the Pan American Health Organization, a regional apparatus of the World Health Organization. The Western Hemisphere has been certified polio-free since 1994. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polio reported in Venezuela for first time in nearly 30 years
An unnamed child, with no history of vaccinations, from the poverty-ridden  Delta Amacuro state has been diagnosed with the condition. The last case of polio in Venezuela was reported in 1989. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana:New Juaben Municipal Health Directorate Introduces Inactive Polio Vaccine Into Routine Immunization
[Ghana Govt.] The New Juaben Municipal Health Directorate, in collaboration with the Regional Health Directorate, has launched the introduction of the Inactive Polio Vaccine (IPV) into routine immunization. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - June 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Progress Toward Polio Eradication -- Worldwide Progress Toward Polio Eradication -- Worldwide
This report presents an update on global progress toward polio eradication. What challenges remain in achieving this goal?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Single-Injection Inactivated Polio Vaccine Immunogenic in Rats Single-Injection Inactivated Polio Vaccine Immunogenic in Rats
A new, stabilized single-injection inactivated polio vaccine elicits neutralizing immune responses in rats, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Are We Growing Numb To The Opioid Epidemic?
By Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, author of The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs (out now on Simon & Schuster) It’s clear to me, as a public health doctor and journalist, that there have been fewer news stories on the opioid epidemic in recent months, in print, online, and on the radio and TV. While I don’t have a major survey to point to, my work demands that I pay attention to this epidemic and the stories written about it — and that I encourage others to take it seriously as well. Have we grown numb to the people who are dying every day? To the families thrown into...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health opioid epidemic Simon & Schuster Source Type: news