Health Highlights: Nov. 2, 2016
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Child's Death From Mysterious Illness Under Investigation Health officials are investigating after a mysterious polio-like illness killed a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 2, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Boy's death linked to polio-like 'mystery illness'
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6-year-old dies of mysterious polio-like illness
The rare condition that causes paralysis is on the rise in the U.S., health officials say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy dies two weeks after contracting polio-like disease that is sweeping the US
Daniel Ramirez was admitted to Seattle Children's Hospital on October 15, with slurred speech, drooling, incontinence, and pain in his leg. He died on Sunday afternoon. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yobe Govt Establishes Polio Response Centers in Border Communities
[Premium Times] The Government of Yobe state, on inaugurated what it called polio outbreak response centers in remote border communities of the state as a way of checking the influx of unimmunized children coming into the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Wild polio and vaccine derived polio in Nigeria
After more than two years without the detection of wild polio in Nigeria, the Government reported three laboratory confirmed wild poliovirus type one (WPV1) cases with onset between July and August 2016. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Rare Polio-Like Syndrome Cases on the Rise in US Rare Polio-Like Syndrome Cases on the Rise in US
The United States has seen more cases of acute flaccid myelitis this year than last, but the cause remains a mystery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 5, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

What is the polio-like illness paralyzing US children?
In the first half of the year, 50 people in 24 states were diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness, according to the CDC. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mysterious polio-like illness causes SOARING number of U.S children to be paralysed
CASES of a rare illness which affects the nervous system and causes weakness and even paralysis in the arms and legs are rising in the US, but experts are still questioning what causes the mysterious disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paralyzing illness is striking more U.S. kids
Polio-like condition reported in 24 states so far this year, and most victims are children (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: 'Polio-Free Liberia' - Vaccination Drive Towards Total Eradication
[FrontPageAfrica] Margibi County -Liberia's quest to become a polio-free nation continued last weekend with A four-day campaign in Margibi County, the latest in a series of stops aimed at eradicating the menace from the post-war nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Address to the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, Sixty-third Session
3 October 2016 - In her address, Dr Margaret Chan drew attention to the significant deterioration in the humanitarian situation, with level three emergencies in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. She drew attention to more than 100 attacks, often deliberate, on hospitals and health care facilities since the start of this year, and said this must stop. On the positive side, both Afghanistan and Pakistan are making headway in polio eradication, and Egypt has reduced the price of hepatitis C treatment from the launch price of $84,000 per treatment course to only $172. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - October 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Egypt [country], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Rolling Out Plans to Eradicate Wild Polio Virus
[Daily Trust] The federal government at the weekend said it was already rolling out plans to eradicate Wild Polio Virus (WPV) from Nigeria once and for all. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - October 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Why you can't find safe vaccines
(NaturalNews) The very first vaccine was for smallpox. It turned out to be a disaster, increasing the death rates and incidence of smallpox, while causing numerous serious side effects.(Article by Michelle Goldstein, republished from VacTruth.com)Likewise, the polio vaccine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Experts To Read On The Desperate Health Crisis In Syria
This article originally appeared on Syria Deeply. For weekly updates about the war in Syria, you can sign up to the Syria Deeply email list. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Immunisation - Bauchi Records 1,472 Cases of Rejection - WHO
[Daily Trust] Bauchi -About 1,472 cases of non-compliance with polio immunisation have been recorded in Bauchi state according to findings. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Polio survivors face new disability
Polio survivors contend with emergence of new disabilities decades after being treated for the disease. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - September 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Worldwide Cessation of Trivalent Oral Poliovirus Vaccine Worldwide Cessation of Trivalent Oral Poliovirus Vaccine
Circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses have caused hundreds of polio cases since 2006. What progress has been made on replacing the trivalent oral vaccine with inactivated poliovirus vaccine?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

As Of Today, The Americas Are Finally Measles-Free
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Americas has become the first region in the world to be free of measles, following a 22-year vaccination drive against the disease which continues to infect tens of thousands of people globally, the Pan American Health Organization said on Tuesday. The milestone was confirmed after no cases of the highly contagious disease originating in the Americas were recorded in at least three years, the PAHO said. “This is truly a historic deed,” said Carissa Etienne, director of the PAHO, which serves as the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional off...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

As Of Today, The Americas Are Finally Measles-Free
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Americas has become the first region in the world to be free of measles, following a 22-year vaccination drive against the disease which continues to infect tens of thousands of people globally, the Pan American Health Organization said on Tuesday. The milestone was confirmed after no cases of the highly contagious disease originating in the Americas were recorded in at least three years, the PAHO said. “This is truly a historic deed,” said Carissa Etienne, director of the PAHO, which serves as the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional off...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio in Borno - Taraba Deploys Immunisation Teams to Checkpoints
[Daily Trust] Jalingo -A stop-and-search method at all military checkpoints to detect children who were not immunized where they are coming from has been introduced in Taraba state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Commits $100 Million to Curb Resurgence of Polio
[Vanguard] Mr Bisi Adegoke, Rotary Governor, District 9125, said on Sunday that the Rotary Club was committing 100 million Dollars to prevent resurgence of polio meningitis in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Could Push Against Polio See Disease Eradicated by 2020
[Guardian] National Immunisation Financing Task Team (NIFT) advocacy committee members have unveiled plans to end polio diseases among Nigerian children by the year 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Florida student describes agony of rare polio-like illness which left her quadriplegic
Gabrielle deFiebre was in the mall to buy hiking boots with her grandmother in 2009 when she felt a pain surge from her neck down her arms. It was the first sign of transverse myelitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Revealed - Why Polio Eradication Was Prolonged
[This Day] Abuja -The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation yesterday blamed the activities of healthcare givers for the prolonged polio cases in the country because of some accruable benefits to health workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fears over mysterious polio-like illness as CDC data reveals sharp uptick in cases this year
Acute flaccid myelitis, which leads to paralysis, was first detected in 2014. Scores of children were infected, and more than 100 have yet to recover. Now the CDC warns there is another surge in cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The pill mill doctor who prescribed thousands of opioids and billed dead patients
A former Michigan doctor who ran a pill mill for 16 months, distributing tens of thousands of narcotics and controlled substances to people who didn't need them for medical purposes, has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a federal lawsuit that accused him of, among other things, falsifying records to charge dead patients, subjecting patients to […]Related:Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s $3 billion effort aims to rid world of major diseases by end of centuryGonorrhea is more dangerous than ever as resistance to antibiotics growsA mysterious polio-like illness that paralyzes people may be surging this y...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan Pledge Billions To Fight All Disease
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan on Wednesday pledged more than $3 billion toward a plan to “cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children’s lifetime.” Speaking through tears at a San Francisco event to announce the initiative, Chan said she hoped to spare parents the pain she had seen while delivering difficult news as a pediatrician. “In those moments and in many others we’re at the limit of what we understand about the human body and disease, the science behind medicine, the limit of our ability to alleviate suffering. We want to push back that...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A mysterious polio-like illness that paralyzes people may be surging this year
Acute flaccid myelitis afflicts children more than adults and peaks between August and December. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Hurley Source Type: news

Cases of rare polio-like illness up sharply in 2016
Stephen FellerATLANTA, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- CDC officials are concerned about the seemingly sudden increase in cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness causing paralysis in children. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A mysterious polio-like illness that paralyzes people may be surging this year
Before dinner on July 29, 3-year-old Carter Roberts of Chesterfield, Va., seemed perfectly healthy. That evening, he vomited. When he woke up the next morning with a slight fever of 99 degrees, his mother, Robin Roberts, figured that he was coming down with a cold. The next morning, she found him collapsed on his bedroom […]Related:The pill mill doctor who prescribed thousands of opioids and billed dead patientsMark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s $3 billion effort aims to rid world of major diseases by end of centuryGonorrhea is more dangerous than ever as resistance to antibiotics grows (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - Senators Query Immunisation of 5.9 Million Children in North East
[Daily Trust] Members of the Senate Committee on Primary Healthcare and communicable diseases yesterday expressed doubt on the claim by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) that 5.9million children were immunized against polio in the North-east geopolitical zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Releases $35 Million to Fight Polio in Nigeria, Pakistan, Others
[Daily Trust] Rotary has announced an additional $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, bringing the humanitarian service organization's contribution to $105 million in 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Foundation Seeks End to Stigmatisation of Polio Victims
[Daily Trust] The founder of Living with and Managing Polio (LIMP) foundation, Mr Uche Nwaneri, has called for an end to the stigmatization of polio victims in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 20, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - Sokoto to Immunize 1.8 Million Children
[Leadership] Following reports of the outbreak of polio melitis some parts of the country, Sokoto state government has taken measures against any unforeseen chances, deputy governor, Ahmed Aliyu disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - 1.8 Million Children to Be Immunised
[Daily Trust] Sokoto -A total of 1.8 million children are to be immunized against polio in Sokoto State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Treasury Issues Sh8 Bilion to Avert Vaccine Shortage
[Citizen] Dodoma -The Ministry of Health, Community development, Gender, Children and the Elderly has received a total of Sh8 billion from the Treasury for importation of vaccines to address a countrywide shortage, a cabinet minister has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Sokoto to Immunise 1.8 Million Children Against Polio
[Guardian] The Sokoto State Government has said that it is targeting to immunise 1.8 million children, aged zero to five years, against polio, across the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - Immunise Your Wards or Face Prosecution, Kaduna Tells Parents
[Premium Times] The Kaduna State Government has urged parents to allow their wards below the age of five be immunised against Polio or face prosecution. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Five Countries Surrounding Lake Chad Basin Partner Against Polio
[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -Five countries surrounding the Lake Chad Basin have agreed and pledged financial and military resources to fight polio outbreaks and spread in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Abaji, Bwari Set Up Task Force On Polio, Immunization
[Daily Trust] The chairmen of Abaji and Bwari Area Councils, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya and Hon. Musa Dikko, have each inaugurated task force on polio eradication and routine immunisation in their respective councils. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: States to Strengthen Surveillance On Polio, Lassa Fever
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government has advised states to strengthen surveillance and response mechanism to polio, Lassa fever and other diseases in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Border Surveillance for Polio Increased
[Nation] Kenya has increased cross-border surveillance for polio to avoid importation of the virus from neighbouring countries, the Health Ministry has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 8, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Abaji, Bwari Inaugurate Polio Eradication Committees
[Leadership] Worried by the recent outbreak of wild polio in northern parts of the country, the chairman of Bwari area council, Musa Dikko yesterday inaugurated a task force on polio eradication and routine immunisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Number Of Parents Who Refuse To Vaccinate Is On The Rise
A decade ago, the first vaccine against human papilloma virus was administered in Australia to help prevent several deadly cancers, including cervical, anal and throat and tongue cancer. Since then, the HPV vaccine has been introduced in 130 countries, and the number of new cervical cancer cases has been cut in half worldwide. “In Australia there’s already been a 90 percent reduction in infections in the 10 years the program has been running,” Ian Frazer, chief executive of the Translational Research Institute, told the BBC. Cervical cancer in Australia is also dropping, according to the Au...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Confirms Third Polio Outbreak in Borno
[Leadership] Another case of polio infection has been confirmed by the World Health Organisation(WHO) Monguno community of Borno State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: State Reports Third Polio Case in Borno
[Guardian] Nigeria has reported its third polio case in the northeastern state of Borno, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday, warning more cases could appear in a major health setback. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: State Reports Third Polio Case in Restive North - WHO
[Vanguard] Nigeria has reported its third polio case in the northeastern state of Borno, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday, warning more cases could appear in a major health setback. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Third Polio Infection Cripples Borno Toddler
[Daily Trust] Testing has confirmed a third case of wild polio virus infection in Mungono, Borno state, days after two previous infections were detected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Club Urges More Effort Against Polio
[Daily Trust] The president of the Rotary Club of Maitama, Abuja, Mrs Antonia Unigwe, has called for concerted and selfless efforts from all stakeholders to eradicate polio. The call followed the recent discovery of two new polio cases in Borno State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news