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By Robert Herriman On Thursday, October 29th, 2015
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Polio in Laos: CDC recommends travelers be fully vaccinated

Earlier this month, health authorities in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) reported on a case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) in a child from the district of Bolikhan, in More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Equatorial Guinea reports fifth polio case of the year; additional cases reported in Nigeria, Pakistan

Three new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) were reported during the past week, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) today. Image/Chris Zahniser, B.S.N., R.N., M.P.H. One additional case was reported More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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New polio case reported in Kano State, Nigeria: Report

A new case of wild poliovirus has been discovered in Sumaila village, Sumaila council of Kano State, Nigeria, according to a Nigeria Guardian report Monday. Somali girl receiving oral polio vaccine (OPV)Image/UNICEF More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Brazil: Wild poliovirus type 1 detected in Sao Paulo sewage samples

The detection of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV-1) in sewage samples in Brazil has prompted the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO) to recommend that Member States maintain both More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 20th, 2014
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Pakistan, Afghanistan account for nine new polio cases in past week

New cases of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV-1) in two of the world’s endemic countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan, has put the total polio cases for the year over the century mark during the past week, according to More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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First polio case reported in Horn of Africa since January

The polio outbreak that affected more than 200 people in countries of  the Horn of Africa since April 2013 has slowed down dramatically with only one case confirmed in 2014, until now. Horn of AfricaPublic domain More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Polio Resurgence Has Health Officials Worried

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an emergency report detailing the recent spread of wild poliovirus. The statement, released Monday, May 5th, is the result of a two day meeting of the International More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 5th, 2014
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WHO committee: Polio spread an ‘extraordinary event’ and a public health risk to other States

World Health Organization Director, Dr. Margaret Chan, upon the advice from an Emergency Committee of independent experts, declared recent international spread of wild poliovirus a “public health emergency of More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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World Immunization Week 2014 begins Thursday

The World Immunization Week campaign kicks off next Thursday, April 24 and continues through April 30 with the World Health Organization noting this year’s theme is “Are you up-to-date?”. Image/WHO According More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Equatorial Guinea reports third polio case of 2014, linked to Cameroon outbreak

A new wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) case was reported this week from Bata district, Litoral province, Equatorial Guinea with onset of paralysis on 16 March. According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, this More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Mass polio vaccinations begin in Middle East, Equatorial Guinea reports second polio case

A mass vaccination campaign for polio commenced this week with a goal to reach 20 million children in Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt by the weekend, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative Wednesday. This More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Syria reports first polio case of 2014

The polio outbreak in the Middle East continues with two new cases of wild poliovirus-1 (WPV-1) reported, one from late 2013 and the first case of 2014, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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Eleven South-East Asia countries certified polio-free: WHO

Eighty percent of the world’s population is now certified as being polio-free with the recent announcement from the World Health Organization certifying the South-East Asia Region Friday. Image/Chris Zahniser, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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Syria polio outbreak spread: Iraq reports first case since 2000

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported Friday, that as of 20 March 2014, in the Syrian Arab Republic, a total of 37 wild polio virus type 1 (WPV1) cases have been reported:  25 cases by the Syrian Arab Republic More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Equatorial Guinea reports polio case, first since 1999

Equatorial Guinea, a small country in Central Africa, has recorded its first wild poliovirus-1 (WPV-1) case since 1999, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative Wednesday. Image/CIA The patient had onset More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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Ethiopia reports first polio case of 2014

The first case of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV-1) in Ethiopia for 2014 has been reported in a 25 month old boy, making it the 10th case overall in the country since the beginning of the Horn of Africa outbreak last year, More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Polio transmission continues in Cameroon

The transmission of polio continues into 2014 in the west Central African country of Cameroon, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) Wednesday. Image/CIA Two new wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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Nigeria reports first polio case of 2014

The African country of Nigeria, one of the three remaining polio endemic countries left on the globe, reported their first case of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV-1) in Kano State, according to the Global Polio Eradication More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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California Polio-like paralysis, Leishmaniasis are the topics to be covered on the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show

This Saturday, March 8 at 12 pm, two great expert guests will appear on the Tampa Bay-based talk radio program, Outbreak News This Week with host, Robert Herriman to discuss some big issues in infectious diseases. Slated More...

By Guest Author On Monday, February 24th, 2014
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New Polio-like illness found in children in California

A report issued Sunday by Dr. Keith Van Haren of Stanford University and his co-author, Dr. Emanuelle Waubant with the University of California-San Francisco, states that 5 children residing in California have More...


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