Nigeria: WHO Representative Urges Borno, the Last Polio Sanctuary, to Remain Vigilant Despite Certification
[WHO] Maiduguri -- The World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Nigeria, Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo has congratulated Borno, the last wild polio virus (WPV) sanctuary in Africa, for making Nigeria and Africa proud. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Polio campaigners battle misinformation and distrust
Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan are the only two countries in the world yet to eliminate wild polio. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: How to Certify a Region As Wild Polio-Free - Interview With Professor Rose Leke
[WHO] After the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to eradicate polio worldwide in 1988, the Global Certification Commission led the way in establishing a formal process for certifying regions polio-free, asking each of the six WHO regions to set up a Regional Certification Commission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC - the Great Lengths That Polio Vaccinators Go to Reach Every Last Child
[WHO] By foot, boat and bicycle, thousands of volunteer vaccinators in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) go to extraordinary efforts, sometimes at personal risk, to help eradicate polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Eradication - Don't Go to Sleep, WHO Advises Nigeria
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised Nigeria not to go to sleep on the fact that poliomyelitis has been finally eradicated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Tasks Nigeria Against Resurgence of Polio
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised Nigeria not to relax on the fact that poliomyelitis has been finally eradicated in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Progress Toward Poliovirus Containment Implementation - Worldwide, 2019-2020
This report describes the global progress of the World Health Assembly's resolution to eradicate poliovirus. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 17, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Polio (poliomyelitis) Source Type: news

Nigeria: We Committed $4.2m to Fight Wild Polio in Nigeria - Emeka Offor Foundation
[Vanguard] Sir Emeka Offor foundation has disclosed that the philanthropic organization committed $4.2 million to end the scourge of the wild polio virus in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Polio Vaccination - Explaining Recurrent Low Risk Perception, Parental Refusal
[Cameroon Tribune] Surprisingly, the toughest resistance to the vaccination of children against the debilitating disease is from residents of Bafoussam, Douala and Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Injectable hydrogel could someday lead to more effective vaccines
(American Chemical Society) Vaccines have curtailed the spread of several infectious diseases, such as smallpox, polio and measles. However, vaccines against some diseases, including HIV-1, influenza and malaria, don't work very well, and one reason could be the timing of antigen and adjuvant presentation to the immune system. Now, researchers reporting inACS Central Science developed an injectable hydrogel that allows sustained release of vaccine components, increasing the potency, quality and duration of immune responses in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Health Expert Rubbishes Reports of Polio Vaccine Harming Children
[Ghanaian Times] Ho -- Recent social media reports alleging that the polio vaccine rather leaves children vulnerable to the virus are totally false, absolutely baseless and wholly-ridiculous, according to Dr Kwesi Djokoto, Deputy Director of Health (DDH) in charge of public health in the Volta Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: More Polio Cases Reported in Eastern Sudan's Kassala
[Radio Dabanga] Kassala / Khartoum -- The government of Kassala in eastern Sudan has reported a number of polio cases in the state. As for the spread of COVID-19, the number of new patients decreased the last couple of days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bill Gates Warns Against Resurgence of Polio
[This Day] The co-Founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates, has said Nigeria must do all within its powers to ensure there's no resurgence of the wild polio virus in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Seychelles: Polio-Free for 55 Years, Seychellois Authorities Urge Public to Continue Taking the Vaccine
[Seychelles News Agency] Public health authorities in Seychelles are urging residents to continue to take the vaccine against polio, which hasn't been seen in Seychelles since 1966. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio-Free Status - Let's Sustain Immunization, Bill Gates Tells Nigeria
[Vanguard] Kano -- Co-chair Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates says despite the fact that the World Health Organization has certified Nigeria as Polio - free, the country must not relent in Immunization exercise on its children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Polio Programme Accelerates Efforts to Respond to New Polio Outbreaks in Sudan and Yemen
[PR Newswire] Amman, Jordan -- "The recent vaccine-derived polio outbreaks confirmed in Yemen and Sudan are consequences of increasingly low levels of immunity among children. Each outbreak has paralysed children in areas that have been extremely difficult if not impossible to reach with routine or supplementary polio vaccination for extended periods of time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Polio Eradication - Stanley Enow Rounds Up Promotion Tour
[Cameroon Tribune] He was in the Littoral and Centre Regions for three days to raise awareness on the benefits of vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Polio Eradication - 'There Is Resistance, but Many People Listen to Me'
[Cameroon Tribune] Cameroonian star rapper, Stanley Enow, held a press conference in Yaounde on September 10, 2020 to close a three-day tour to raise awareness on polio vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bill Gates Urges Nigeria to Sustain Polio Immunisation
[Daily Trust] The Co-chairman Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr Bill Gates, has called on the Nigerian government not to relent in the immunisation campaign in spite of the 'Polio Free' declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Polio Vaccination Exercise Begins in Ho Municipality
[Ghanaian Times] At least 42,789 children under the age of five in 117 communities in the Ho municipality will benefit from the national polio vaccination exercise which commenced yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New polio outbreak in Africa caused by WHO’s oral polio vaccine
(Natural News) Just a week after the World Health Organization announced that their lengthy polio vaccination campaign in Africa was a success, it emerged that their oral vaccine has actually spurred yet another new outbreak of the disease there. The new outbreak is being seen in Sudan, where two children were paralyzed shortly after being... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Great Vaccine Race: Inside the Unprecedented Scramble to Immunize the World Against COVID-19
The cleverest of enemies thrive on surprise attacks. Viruses—and coronaviruses in particular—know this well. Remaining hidden in animal hosts for decades, they mutate steadily, sometimes serendipitously morphing into more effective and efficient infectious agents. When a strain with just the right combination of genetic codes that spell trouble for people makes the leap from animal to human, the ambush begins. Such was the case with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind COVID-19, and the attack was mostly silent and insidious at first. Many people infected with SARS-CoV-2 remained oblivious as they served as the v...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Northern Emirs Contributed to Eradication of Polio in Nigeria
[Premium Times] When unfounded rumours led to vaccines boycott in Nigeria, some traditional leaders in the north, including His Royal Highness, the Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Muhammadu Mera, teamed up with the Federal Government to lead the polio sensitization campaign on the importance of vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Stopping the Menace of Polio Gives Me Joy as a Father - Emir
[WHO] When unfounded rumours led to vaccines boycott in Nigeria, some traditional leaders in the north, including His Royal Highness, the Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Muhammadu Mera, teamed up with the Federal Government to lead the polio sensitization campaign on the importance of vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What the campaign to eradicate polio tells us about Covid-19
Africa’s recent success helps position the continent to tackle coronavirus (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ghana: Polio Vaccination for Children in UWR
[Ghanaian Times] Wa -- More than 173,690 children under five years in the Upper West Region will be vaccinated against the poliomyelitis virus from September 10 to 13, 2020 by the Ghana Health Service and its partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

United Nations forced to admit that vaccines from Bill Gates are spreading polio throughout Africa
(Natural News) A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), a branch of the United Nations (UN), confirms everything we have long been saying about the deadly nature of Bill Gates’ vaccination programs in the Third World. Entitled, “Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Sudan,” the report outlines how polio vaccines from the Bill... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Stopping the Menace of Polio Gives Me Joy As a Father'
[WHO] When unfounded rumours led to vaccines boycott in Nigeria, some traditional leaders in the north, including His Royal Highness, the Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Muhammadu Mera, teamed up with the Federal Government to lead the polio sensitization campaign on the importance of vaccination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Polio-Free Status As Breath of Fresh Air for Africa
[This Day] As the Africa Regional Certification Commission for polio eradication formally declared Africa free of wild Poliovirus amidst rapturous applause at a recent World Health Organisation meeting, a wind of relief blew across the continent, dispelling the gloom caused by the ravaging coronavirus pandemic. To stakeholders like the Aliko Dangote Foundation, this was a landmark welcome decision in the quest to rid Nigeria and Africa of a virulent disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Millions of Children At Risk of Measles, Polio, Due to Vaccination Disruptions
[Daily Trust] Millions of children in Nigeria are at the risk of measles, polio, diphtheria and other diseases due to disruptions of routine immunisation and other vaccination programmes as a result of the lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Polio Vaccination to Reach Over 400,000 Children
[ANGOP] Huambo -- At least 431,088 children, under five years of age, will be immunised against polio in the province of Huambo from this Saturday until the 12th September, after 24 new cases of infantile paralysis have been discovered in the last eight months in this region of the Central Highlands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Now That Polio Is Kicked Out of Nigeria
[Daily Trust] The World Health Organisation (WHO) last week declared Nigeria free of polio, a virus that has killed and led to the paralysis of thousands of children in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Enugu Records 100% Success in Target Polio Vaccination - Official
[Vanguard] The Enugu Government has achieved 100 per cent success coverage in the just concluded 'specific-target' polio vaccination in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Enugu Records 100% Success in Polio Vaccination - Official
[Premium Times] The Enugu State government says it has achieved 100 per cent success coverage in the just concluded 'specific-target' polio vaccination in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Declares Africa Polio Free, Salone Celebrates
[Concord] Sierra Leone yesterday celebrated a strategic landmark public health achievement in Africa as the continent was certified by the World Health Organization, to be free of wild poliovirus transmission, a joint press release states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - Nigeria's Certification Major Milestone - Sanofi
[Vanguard] As the independent Africa Regional Certification Commission(ARCC), granted the WHO Africa Region (WHO-Afro), region 'wild poliovirus free' status, Sanofi Pasteur, has described it as a major milestone for Nigeria, WHO Africa Region, and the overall global efforts to free the world of polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Warp-speed vaccine manufacturing sickened 40,000 kids with polio in the 1950s
A reader who became sick with polio after being vaccinated in 1955 warns of the perils of rushing a COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brandt's Rants: Parallels of the COVID-19 and Polio Epidemics
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - September 1, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Brandt's Rants Source Type: news

The Guardian view on African success: a step closer to conquering polio | Editorial
We are tantalisingly close to eradicating the disease. Things may slip backwards because of science, thugs and exponents of ignorancePolio arrives, if it announces itself at all, as a high temperature. Or a sore throat. Maybe a headache, or an upset stomach. It can go within a week or so, and be mistaken for flu. It is transmitted by poor hygiene, largely affects children under five, and many don ’t realise they’ve had it. In 5-10% of cases, however, the virus affects the nerves, paralysing the legs in particular; sometimes it reaches the lungs. For most, this is temporary. For others –30 years ago, this ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Polio Vaccines and immunisation Children Pakistan Afghanistan Hepatitis B Taliban Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Health Medical research Science South and Central Asia Society Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Spends U.S.$2.2 Billion On Polio Eradication
[This Day] The Chairman of the Nigeria National Polioplus Committee of Rotary International, Dr. Tunji Funsho, said the organisation has spent $2.2billion to eradicate wild poliovirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Toyin Saraki Celebrates Africa Polio-Free Declaration
[Leadership] The Wellbeing Foundation Africa and its Founder, H.E. Toyin Saraki have celebrated the WHO Declaration of Africa being free of the wild poliovirus declared at the 70th Session of the World Health Organisation Regional Committee for Africa, which held virtually on 25th August, 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Eradicates Wild Poliovirus
[WHO] Brazzaville -- The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Polio Eradication officially declared on Tuesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region is free of wild poliovirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Polio Eradicated in Africa: WHO
The campaign by governments and nonprofits delivered nearly 9 billion polio vaccines. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: CDC Polio Surge Response to Expanding Outbreaks of Type 2 Circulating Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus - Africa and Philippines, September 2019-March 2020
This report describes how disruptions in routine immunizations because of the COVID-19 pandemic have elevated the risk for increases in vaccine-preventable diseases such as polio in Africa and the Philippines. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 27, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Polio (poliomyelitis) Source Type: news

Eradication of polio in Africa is 'a great day,' WHO director general says
Polio has been declared eradicated from Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan: Polio Spreads in Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Kassala / Khartoum -- The Ministry of Health of eastern Sudan's Kassala reported a polio case in the state. 71 new coronavirus (COVID-19) patients were recorded in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 40 Years After Smallpox, WHO Declares Nigeria Polio-Free
[This Day] The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for polio eradication has officially declared Nigeria and the rest of Africa free of indigenous wild poliovirus yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Nigeria, Other African Countries Declare Polio-Free
[Vanguard] Nigeria and other African countries were on Tuesday, declared free from wild polio by the Africa Regional Certification Commission. With this development, the disease is now only found in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Polio - Sierra Leone Celebrates Africa's Landmark Achievement
[Vanguard] Sierra Leone is celebrating a strategic landmark public health achievement in Africa as the continent is certified by the World Health Organisation (WHO), to be free of wild poliovirus transmission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: The Long Road to Africa's Polio-Free Status
[Premium Times] At long last, Africa is now free of Wild Polio Virus(WPV). Nigeria was the last house harbouring the virus on the continent until it was given a clean bill of health by the World Health Organisation(WHO) on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news