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

PharmaJet inks pact with World Health Organization for polio vaccine
By Sarah Faulkner PharmaJet said yesterday that it inked a multi-year partnership as part of the World Health Organization’s effort to eradicate polio, using the Colorado-based company’s needle-free technology. Their Tropis device administers medication through the skin, without the use of needles. Although polio has been eradicated from the Americas, Europe, South East Asia and the Western Pacific, there are countries where the virus runs rampant. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, polio is still endemic in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. The disease is caused by a virus that can b...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Drug-Device Combinations PharmaJet Polio World Health Organization Source Type: news

Global Health: In Reaction to Zika Outbreak, Echoes of Polio
New York ’ s polio epidemic a century ago had many of the problems found in the response to Zika: false rumors, ethnic prejudice and ineffective measures. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Epidemics New York City Zika Virus Board of Health (NYC) Public Health Service (US) Gowanus (Brooklyn, NY) Source Type: news

Determinants of falls and fear of falling in ambulatory persons with late effects of polio - Brog årdh C, Flansbjer UB, Lexell J.
BACKGROUND: Falls and fear of falling (FOF) are common in persons with late effects of polio but there is limited knowledge of associated factors. OBJECTIVE: To determine how knee muscle strength, dynamic balance and gait performance (adjusted for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Nigeria: FG Seeks $125 Million Loan From World Bank to Combat Polio
[Vanguard] In its efforts aimed at adequately tackling the fresh outbreak of polio myelitis in Nigeria, the federal government has asked the World Bank to grant it a $125 million loan for provision of enough vaccines against the epidemic and other communicable diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Resurgence of Polio Case in Nigeria
[Daily Trust] Nigeria's polio-free certification suffered a setback last week as new cases of wild-polio were confirmed in the north-eastern state of Borno. Before then, Nigeria had the last confirmed case of polio in July 2014 and was a year away from being certified polio-free because of massive mobilisation by government, international partners and local health providers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - Govt Seeks U.S.$125 Million W/Bank Loan
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government is seeking $125m loan from the World Bank to fight polio, Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Gets $125 Million World Bank Funds to Tackle Polio
[Vanguard] Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said Federal Government had obtained a 125-million-dollar loan from the World Bank to tackle fresh cases of polio and other health challenges in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Gets U.S.$125 Million World Bank Loan to Tackle Polio
[Daily Trust] Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said Federal Government had obtained a 125-million-dollar loan from the World Bank to tackle fresh cases of polio and other health challenges in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Pledges to Support Nigeria in Eradicating Polio
[This Day] The 66th session of the World Health Organisation Regional Committee for Africa ended last week in Ethiopia with a strong commitment by the WHO to support Nigeria in eliminating polio from the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Lauds Nigeria's Prompt Response to Polio Outbreak in Borno
[Leadership] Dr Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director, World Health Organisation (WHO) AFRO, has commended the Federal Government for its prompt response and declaration of Public Health Emergency in Borno over recent polio outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio - Gombe to Immunize Over 900,000 Children
[Premium Times] The Gombe State Government says it will immunise 900,000 children against polio, in an emergency response after two new cases were confirmed in neighbouring Borno State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: The Return of Polio
[This Day] All the stakeholders must do more to contain the crippling disease (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 24, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Setback Won't Break Govt's Resolve to End Polio
[Al Jazeera] Like many of you, I was saddened to learn that two young children had been paralysed by polio in Nigeria's Borno state - my country's first victims of this horrible disease in more than two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 24, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kenya On Alert for Polio After Nigeria Scare
[Nation] Kenya has heightened surveillance for polio following an outbreak in Nigeria early this month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 24, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Commends Nigeria's Handling of Fresh Polio Outbreak
[Premium Times] The World Health Organization (WHO) has commended Nigeria on its prompt management of the recent new poliovirus outbreak in Borno State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 24, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Outbreak - WHO Pledges Support for Nigeria
[Leadership] Following the re-emergence of Polio in the country, the World Health Organisation (WHO), has declared its willingness to go all the way with the federal government to re-establish the Country's botched victory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Update on Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses -- Worldwide Update on Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses -- Worldwide
During January 2015-May 2016, new circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus outbreaks were identified in several countries. What are the implications for polio eradication efforts?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 23, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Statement on the 10th IHR Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus
Reviewing data on wild poliovirus, the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) expressed grave concern over 2 new cases of polio in Nigeria, and commended progress made in Afghanistan and Pakistan. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - August 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis, poliomyelitis [subject], polio, poliovirus, polio encephalitis Source Type: news

Nigeria: Return of Polio - '7.2 Million Nigerian Children in Danger'
[Vanguard] Ahmed Garba, 20, lives with deformity. This is particularly visible in his limbs, hips, ankles and feet, due to prolonged weakness and lack of appropriate orthopaedic bracing after he was stricken by polio, a contagious disease as a baby. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'WHO Greatly Concerned About Nigeria's Failure to Avoid Polio New Cases'
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Sunday it was concerned about the outbreak of new cases of polio in Nigeria, noting that it in no way undermined the country's tremendous work toward meeting its target of eradicating the virus completely. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: More States At High Risk of Polio - Govt
[Daily Trust] There is high risk of further spread of the recent polio outbreak to states surrounding Borno and neighbouring countries around the Lake Chad region, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt to Release N9.8bn to Fight Polio
[This Day] Abuja -In a drastic effort to tame the further spread of new cases of Wild Polio Virus (WPV), the federal government wednesday said about N9.8 billion of the annual budgetary allocation for immunisation would be released this week to ensure that Polio is effectively tackled. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Releases N9.8 Billion for Polio - to Immunise 56 Million Children
[Vanguard] The Federal Government yesterday said it would release N9.8 billion for polio vaccines and other related activities, even as it unveiled plans to immunise over 56 million children by November 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Releases N9.8 Billion to Tackle Polio Outbreak
[Leadership] The federal government has approved the release of N9.8bn to fight wild polio resurgence in the country, especially in the North East. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Huge yellow fever vaccination campaign begins in Africa amid fears of global spread
The World Health Organization is embarking on a massive vaccination campaign to stem a deadly yellow fever outbreak in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo that public health experts say threatens to expand beyond Africa. The disease has killed more than 400 people and sickened thousands in the two countries, according to an alert that […]See the rest of the story at mysite.comRelated:New virtual reality fitness apps aim to make exercise less tediousZika and the race to quell outbreaks: My talk with Anthony Fauci, NIH’s top vaccine expertWHO will vaccinate in five African nations after polio outbre...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why is polio so hard to beat?
For just more than two years, Nigerian health officials have been celebrating a country free of the paralyzing effects of the poliovirus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New virtual reality fitness apps aim to make exercise less tedious
This year, high-end virtual reality headsets such as HTC Vive and Oculus Rift have finally hit the market, putting immersive multimedia in the hands of consumers. While the industry has focused primarily on gaming and entertainment, a handful of start-ups are choosing a different route: fitness and medical applications of VR. This month, the Virtual […]See the rest of the story at mysite.comRelated:WHO will vaccinate in five African nations after polio outbreakU.S. affirms its prohibition on medical marijuanaZika may be linked to the disability that Donald Trump mocked (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New virtual reality fitness apps aim to make exercise less tedious
This year, high-end virtual reality headsets such as HTC Vive and Oculus Rift have finally hit the market, putting immersive multimedia in the hands of consumers. While the industry has focused primarily on gaming and entertainment, a handful of start-ups are choosing a different route: fitness and medical applications of VR. This month, the Virtual […]Related:WHO will vaccinate in five African nations after polio outbreakU.S. affirms its prohibition on medical marijuanaZika may be linked to the disability that Donald Trump mocked (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Milestone in Prevention of Polio in Africa
[Citizen] Africa is now recognizing a historic moment: two years since a case of wild poliovirus was detected anywhere on the continent. This is not only a crucial step in the ongoing quest to eradicate polio--it is a major milestone for global immunization efforts as a whole. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Sad Over New Polio Cases in Nigeria
[Vanguard] The World Health Organization, WHO, has expressed deep sympathy over the detection of new cases of wild polio virus in Nigeria, after more than two years without wild poliovirus. Reacting to the development, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, said: "We are deeply saddened by the news that two Nigerian children have been paralyzed by polio. The Government has made significant strides to stop this paralyzing disease in recent years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists admit polio vaccine causes polio... so they're trying to destroy it before they cause another polio outbreak
(NaturalNews) Clinics around the world are destroying an old, problematic polio vaccine in favor of a new oral one, in an unprecedented effort that has never before been attempted. The problem with the old vaccine? It was causing polio. Oops.(Article by Adan Salazar, republished... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Health Worker Bemoans New Polio Outbreak
[Guardian] A health worker, Mrs Felicia Obinna, on Monday bemoaned the fresh outbreak of polio in Borno, saying it will be "a setback to get WHO's certification as a polio-free nation". (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 16, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika and the race to quell outbreaks: My talk with Anthony Fauci, NIH ’ s top vaccine expert
Anthony Fauci has spent his career hunting ways to treat and prevent infectious diseases, from tuberculosis to severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. He did pioneering work on deciphering how HIV/AIDS attacks the human immune system, and during more than three decades as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has continued […]See the rest of the story at mysite.comRelated:WHO will vaccinate in five African nations after polio outbreakFederal emergency aid is ending in Flint. State officials vow to pay for water.Baltimore police cuffed, stunned and shot people in mental health cris...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Fresh Polio Outbreak Embarrassing - Shettima
[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State yesterday described fresh cases of polio as painful and personally embarrassing to him as an award winner in polio eradication. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Abuja Rotarians March Against Polio
[Daily Trust] About 200 Rotarians marched through the streets of Gwarinpa early Saturday morning to start the End Polio Now Walk, a campaign to raise awareness about eradicating the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Outbreak Embarrassing to Me - Shettima
[Leadership] Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has explained reasons for fresh cases of polio in Borno State blaming it on impossibility of accessing communities to administer polio preventive vaccines from December, 2013 to end of 2015 as well as the earliest part of 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: FG, Partners Target Five Million Children for Polio Immunisation
[Vanguard] About one million children in Borno State and a further four million in neighbouring states are being targeted for immunization against the Wild Polio Virus as the Federal government, supported by the World Health Organisation, WHO, UNICEF and partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, GPEI, begins an emergency immunisation campaign this week, after two fresh cases of paralysis emerged last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Aug. 15, 2016
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Two Polio Cases in Nigeria: CDC Two children have been diagnosed with polio in Nigeria, breaking a two-year stretch where there were no reported... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Two Cases of Polio Detected in Nigeria
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

2 Cases of Polio Identified in Nigeria (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH For the first time in 2 years, polio has been detected in Nigeria. The disease has … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 15, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nigeria: Governor Shettima Gives Reason for Polio Resurgence in Borno
[Premium Times] The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Sunday said the inability of health officials to access remote areas held by Boko Haram insurgents is the reason for the resurgence of polio in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - August 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: New Polio Cases Prompt New Vaccination Drive
[Deutsche Welle] Nigeria has launched an emergency polio vaccination program after two infants were found to have contracted the disease. The children were from areas that until recently were under the control of Boko Haram militants. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Polio Response in Africa to Be Fast, Difficult and Possibly Dangerous
Stopping the disease in Africa, where two new cases have just been found, is crucial to the high-stakes effort to eradicate it from the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization Nigeria World Health Organization Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Outbreak - Nigerian Govt, Unicef Begin Emergency Immunisation, Target Five Million Children
[Premium Times] The Federal Ministry of Health supported by WHO, UNICEF and partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have rolled out an emergency Polio immunization campaign in Borno, an official said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global polio eradication hopes hang in the balance after Nigeria setback
LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - After two years in which the disease appeared beaten in Africa, polio eradication hopes hang in the balance with two cases of paralysis in Nigeria suggesting the virus has fought back, UN experts said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO will vaccinate in five African nations after polio outbreak
Despite attacks by Boko Haram, the agency says it must step up efforts in norther NIgeria and other nearby nations.See the rest of the story at mysite.comRelated:U.S. affirms its prohibition on medical marijuanaZika may be linked to the disability that Donald Trump mockedWhy the Zika travel warning in Florida is so narrow. And what it means for rest of U.S. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO will vaccinate in five African nations after polio outbreak
Despite attacks by Boko Haram, the agency says it must step up efforts in norther NIgeria and other nearby nations.Related:New virtual reality fitness apps aim to make exercise less tediousU.S. affirms its prohibition on medical marijuanaZika may be linked to the disability that Donald Trump mocked (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news