Kenya: Over 700,000 Children Targeted in Nairobi Polio Campaign
[Nation] Nairobi County has targeted 725,733 children aged below five years in a five-day polio campaign that kicked off on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Toward a Virus-Free Polio Vaccine
Researchers are developing polio vaccines based on the viral capsid alone. When produced in recombinant systems, these could eliminate the need to propagate live poliovirus for vaccine... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 19, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News, News & Opinion Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Set to Be Declared Polio Free in 2018 If No Case Reported
[Nation] Kenya is on the verge of being declared a polio free country in 2018 if it fails to record polio cases this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New technique could enable safer production of polio vaccines
(PLOS) A new method to produce a stable fragment of poliovirus could enable safer production of vaccines, according to a study published in PLOS Pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Busia Among 15 Counties at Risk of Polio
[Nation] The Ministry of Health through Disease Surveillance and Response Unit (DSRU) will undertake polio immunization campaign in 15 counties including Busia that are at risk of the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Government Set to Kick Off Major Polio Campaign in 15 Counties
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Health is set to kick off a four day polio vaccination campaign in 15 high risk areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kano, Kaduna Must Account for Donor Funds On Immunization - Dangote
[Premium Times] The Chairman of Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, has given the Kano and Kaduna States Government until March 31 to produce an audit report of how funds donated by his foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for polio immunization in the state last year were spent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Nearly Three Million Children to Be Vaccinated Against Polio
[Nation] Nearly three million children under five years in 15 counties will next week be vaccinated against polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN agency hails new polio vaccination regimen in South-East Asia that curbs impact on global supply
Amid a global shortage of injectable inactivated polio vaccines (IPV), a new inoculation regimen, employed by governments in the South-East Asian region, involving two fractional vaccine doses– each about a fifth of a full dose– provides the same level of protection against all polioviruses as does one full dose, the United Nations health agency said today. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Denies New Polio Claims in Cross River
[Premium Times] The case of an infant in Cross River State reported on Tuesday with partial paralysis is not related to polio as speculated, the Federal Government has clarified. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Fear of New Polio Case in Cross River
[Premium Times] A new case of a disease suspected to be polio has been reported in Cross River State, according to a Channels Television news report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - January 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Authorities to Vaccinate Millions Against Polio
[ANGOP] Lubango -At least five million children are expected to be vaccinated against poliomyelitis, during a campaign of prevention against this disease set to happen next February countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pakistani City Launches New Polio Campaign After Rare Strain Found Pakistani City Launches New Polio Campaign After Rare Strain Found
Pakistan began a special five-day polio immunization campaign in the southwestern city of Quetta on Monday for children under five after a rare strain of the virus was found in sewage samples, officials said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 4, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pakistani city launches new polio campaign after rare strain found
QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan began a special five-day polio immunisation campaign in the southwestern city of Quetta on Monday for children under five after a rare strain of the virus was found in sewage samples, officials said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Immunisation and Inequality in 2016
A child receives an oral polio vaccine in Peshawar, Pakistan. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS.By Andy HazelUNITED NATIONS, Dec 30 2016 (IPS)Childhood immunisation is one of the safest and most cost-effective health interventions available, yet many of the world’s most vulnerable children continue to miss out.A World Health Organisation report entitled State of inequality: childhood immunisation was released last week. While the report is mostly good news, immunisation rates are up and many countries have eradicated diseases entirely, a large population of children remain unimmunised.To better reach these children th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Andy Hazel Tags: Health Inequity immunisation Polio United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) World Health Organization (WHO) Source Type: news

Nigeria: Interview - How We Protected 5,700 Nigerian Children From Polio Paralysis - Nphcda Executive Director
[Premium Times] The acting Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Emmanuel Odu, in this interview with PEMIUM TIMES' Nike Adebowale, spoke extensively on the activities of the agency, and developments in Nigeria's health sector in the outgoing year. He also spoke on what to expect in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Ebola Vaccine Trial Results Offer Hope
Two health care workers clean their feet in a bucket of water containing bleach after they leave an Ebola isolation facility during an Ebola simulation at Biankouma Hospital in Côte d’Ivoire. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPSBy Lyndal RowlandsUNITED NATIONS, Dec 23 2016 (IPS)A new Ebola vaccine may be the first to successfully protect against one of the world’s most lethal pathogens, according to a trial involving over 11,000 participants in Guinea.The results of the trial – which was led by the World Health Organization together with Guinea’s Ministry of Health, Medecins sans Frontieres ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lyndal Rowlands Tags: Featured Headlines Health ebola gui Médicins San Frontiéres (MSF) WHO Source Type: news

Uganda: What Vaccines Does Your Child Really Need?
[Independent (Kampala)] With new vaccines coming at increasing prices, parents are facing tough choices (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Causing autism before birth – is that the insidious goal of Big Pharma's new push for vaccinating babies in the womb?
(NaturalNews) Has there ever been “vaccine safety science?” Ever since the disputed Polio vaccination was “discovered” by Dr. Jonas F. Salk, fear and propaganda have been the only advertising needed to convince a couple hundred million Americans that vaccines are safe and effective, even though most are neither. Dial it back to 1955 when a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Vaccination for a Healthier, Productive Generation
[Ethiopian Herald] These days our planet is striving to maintain a healthy and productive generation. A society that is insulated from health disorders is a showcase of wealthiness. It is not uncommon to hear the saying that "Having a healthier generation is key for rendering quality services at different sectors of a given country!" In this regard, more activities have also been done in eradicating and eliminating several vaccination-preventable diseases worldwide. For instance, the wiping out of Measles and Polio from seve (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Polio
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Kenya: Polio Vaccination Postponed Due to Doctors' Strike
[Nation] The Ministry of Health has cancelled plans to roll out a countywide polio vaccination campaign that was to begin this Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ninth case of polio-like illness confirmed in one state
Acute flaccid myelitis, which can cause polio-like symptoms, is mostly affecting children, say health officials (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another child hospitalized with rare polio-like disease in Washington
The boy, who is under 10 years old, is the ninth child to contract acute flaccid myelitis in the state this fall. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Our Goal Is to Ensure Health for All Nigerians - Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole
[Vanguard] One year after he was sworn in as the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole x-rays how the health sector has fared under his watch and the strategies already on ground to ensure quality and affordable health for all Nigerians especially the rural poor. The minister touched on numerous issues ranging from the new Rapid Results Initiative, Saving one million lives, Lassa fever, polio, and many others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Central Darfur Children to Be Vaccinated Against Polio
[Radio Dabanga] Zalingei -Today, a polio vaccination campaign will begin in all localities of Central Darfur. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication — Pakistan, January 2015–September 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 23, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S.$400 Million Polio Funds Not Stolen - Health Minister
[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has refuted reports that $400 million donor funds to combat and eradicate polio melitus in Nigeria were either stolen or diverted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Aerosol flu vaccine with live virus to be sprayed on all Americans? It's already 'approved for deployment' in Australia
(NaturalNews) Sure, you've heard of nasal vaccines, like for Polio, but have you heard of the needle-free vaccine that's sprayed down on you from the sky? Remember the mass aerial spraying over Miami during the great Zika hoax recently? If you're worried about chemtrails and the mosquito... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Poliomyelitis (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - November 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nigeria: Who Donates Polio Modular Laboratory to UCH
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation, WHO, will on Friday hand over a new Modular Polio Laboratory to the premier polio laboratory in the Department of Virology, University of Ibadan, Oyo State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

3 more children diagnosed with rare polio-like disease in Seattle
The new diagnoses come just two weeks after the illness, acute flaccid myelitis, killed a six-year-old boy. The newly-diagnosed children  are aged between three and 14 years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Donates Polio Lab to Uniibadan
[Daily Trust] The World Health Organization (WHO) will hand over a new modular polio laboratory to Nigeria's premier polio laboratory in the Department of Virology, University of Ibadan, Oyo state Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: FCT Deploys 1,642 Teams for 3rd Round Polio Immunisation
[Daily Trust] The Federal Capital Territory Primary Health Care Development Board (FCTPHCDB) has deployed 1, 642 teams across the six area councils as it flags off the third round of the 2016 sub-national immunisation plus days in the FCT. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coming of Age: Communication's Role in Powering Global Health
BBC Media Action. 10/2016 This 32-page report discusses why donors, practitioners, and developing country governments need to pay more attention to the role of communication in tackling global health. Among its findings are that communication has been central to public health developments, from Ebola to polio and from HIV to child survival; and that while health policy officials recognize the importance of health communication, it often remains poorly funded, under-utilized, and badly planned in public health programs. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt to Immunise 1,8 Million Children Against Polio
[Vanguard] Sokoto State Government says it is targeting no fewer than 1.8 million children, aged from 0 to 5 years in the ongoing four days polio immunisation in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 13, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Statement of the 11th IHR Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus
(Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, Statement [doctype] Source Type: news

He survived a broken neck and the Pulse shooting — then died of a rare medical condition
There's a long list of things that should have killed Chris Brodman, but didn't. There was the wrong-way driver who hit Brodman's car head-on in 2007 on Turkey Lake Road in Orlando. The impact sent Brodman flying through the windshield and broke his back. There were the illnesses — battles with hepatitis and HIV — and […]Related:Infertile couples came to this ‘baby god’ for help. Now, they’re accusing him of betrayal.Could polio drugs treat children with a mysterious paralyzing disease?More cases reported of a mysterious polio-like illness that killed a 6-year-old (Source: Washingt...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Confirmed cluster of polio-like 'mystery illness' in Washington State
Eight of nine children exhibiting symptoms of a mysterious illness have been confirmed to be suffering from acute flaccid myelitis, a highly infectious polio-like disease that primarily strikes children, the Washington State Department of Health announced Friday. However, the ninth case, a 6-year old boy who died last Sunday, did not have the disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Fair Shot: Inside an MSF Vaccination Campaign in CAR
Field newsA Fair Shot: Inside an MSF Vaccination Campaign in CARNovember 04, 2016Crowds draw into the local schools and churches of little villages, nestled against lush forests. Mothers wait with their children, lined up on wooden benches. Everyone is quiet —surprisingly enough for a long line of people made up mostly of the under-6-years-old crowd. But the closer the children get to the nurses, the more their curiosity morphs into terror. The nurses have a process: open the mouth for the oral polio vaccine, prepare one leg for the pentavalent, the other one for the pneumonia vaccine, and, "Jab, jab."...
Source: MSF News - November 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Zika's Rapid Rise and the Limp Global Response Reveal Dire Global Health Challenges
With cases rising in Florida, Singapore, Vietnam and Trinidad and Tobago, the Zika virus pandemic is raising public concern in regions across the globe, including the U.S., where about 80 percent of Americans are aware of it but only 40 percent understand how it is actually transmitted. This raises a host of questions not only about the clinical and epidemiological scope of the outbreak, but also about the ability of citizens, public health authorities and politicians at all levels to adequately deal with it.  So far, the response has been slow and the challenge remains serious and unpredictable. We need to understand...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Infertile couples came to this ‘baby god’ for help. Now, they ’ re accusing him of betrayal.
Ottawa family sues fertility doctor for use of wrong sperm — his own, from @TheCurrentCBC https://t.co/2RPlmcYER6 pic.twitter.com/SuSDSG6vDT — CBC (@CBC) November 2, 2016 Dan and Davina Dixon wanted desperately to have a baby, but for years they couldn't conceive on their own. So in the late 1980s, they sought out Norman Barwin, one of Canada's leading […]Related:Could polio drugs treat children with a mysterious paralyzing disease?More cases reported of a mysterious polio-like illness that killed a 6-year-oldZika causes a unique syndrome of devastating birth defects (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Mysterious Neurological Condition Is Paralyzing Children
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the rise of a rare polio-like illness that tends to strike children. Acute flaccid myelitis, a condition that affects the nervous system, has sickened 89 people across 33 states so far this year, and doctors aren’t sure what causes it.  Scientists still only have a preliminary understanding of how AFM affects children, but it appears to affect muscle tone, sometimes to the point of long-term paralysis.   Symptoms include sudden weakness in the limbs, loss of muscle strength and decreased reflexes. Other signs of the disease include droopy ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Mysterious Neurological Condition Is Paralyzing Children
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the rise of a rare polio-like illness that tends to strike children. Acute flaccid myelitis, a condition that affects the nervous system, has sickened 89 people across 33 states so far this year, and doctors aren’t sure what causes it.  Scientists still only have a preliminary understanding of how AFM affects children, but it appears to affect muscle tone, sometimes to the point of long-term paralysis.   Symptoms include sudden weakness in the limbs, loss of muscle strength and decreased reflexes. Other signs of the disease include droopy ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could polio drugs treat children with a mysterious paralyzing disease?
Researchers developing drugs against polio and other polio-like viruses say those drugs could potentially be effective against a mysterious, polio-like condition called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 89 cases of the paralyzing disease in the United States through September. A 6-year-old boy suspected of having AFM died […]Related:More cases reported of a mysterious polio-like illness that killed a 6-year-oldZika causes a unique syndrome of devastating birth defectsParents injected children with heroin as ‘feel good medicine,’ police say (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication — Afghanistan, January 2015-August 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 3, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A mysterious polio-like illness kills a 6-year-old
On Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6-year-old Jonathan Daniel Ramirez Porter woke up with a fever. His mother, Marijo Ceguzman, decided to keep him home from kindergarten in Ferndale, Wash., a small town less than an hour south of the Canadian border. Instead of getting better, Daniel complained of a severe headache the next day. By Saturday, […]Related:Congenital Zika syndrome is the new name for a group of devastating birth defectsParents injected children with heroin as ‘feel good medicine,’ police saySeattle cancer center bets big on experimental T-cell immunotherapy (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More cases reported of a mysterious polio-like illness that killed a 6-year-old
On Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6-year-old Jonathan Daniel Ramirez Porter woke up with a fever. His mother, Marijo De Guzman, decided to keep him home from kindergarten in Ferndale, Wash., a small town less than an hour south of the Canadian border. Instead of getting better, Daniel complained of a severe headache the next day. By […]Related:Could polio drugs treat children with a mysterious paralyzing disease?Zika causes a unique syndrome of devastating birth defectsParents injected children with heroin as ‘feel good medicine,’ police say (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Clubs Walk to Kick Polio Out of Nigeria
[Guardian] Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate in collaboration with Rotary Clubs of Ilupeju Central, Lagos Island and Igbobi Central at the weekend carried out polio walk across Lagos communities to mark the World Polio Week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news