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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 Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Afghanistan reports polio case in Kabul, first since 2001

Afghanistan is one of three remaining polio endemic countries on the globe, Pakistan and Nigeria being the others, and has seen great progress in their polio eradication efforts recently. Image/CIA However, the More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 26th, 2013
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The Top 10 Infectious Disease and Outbreak News stories of 2013

2013 was a year full of impactful infectious disease stories with outbreaks of diseases not before seen in humans, diseases seen in new parts of the planet and miracle stories of survivors. Drugs not approved in More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 6th, 2013
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Pakistan reports ‘dramatic expansion’ of polio since August

Over the past four months in the polio endemic country of Pakistan, they have seen a “dramatic expansion” of the serious viral disease, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). The More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, November 21st, 2013
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Polio eradication in Afghanistan and Pakistan: The progress and the challenges

Both Pakistan and Afghanistan saw an overall decrease in wild poliovirus (WPV) cases from January – September 2013 compared with the same time period in 2012 according to data published in the Morbidity and Mortality More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, October 6th, 2013
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Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria report more polio cases

Polio activity was reported in the three remaining endemic countries during the past week, according to data from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Image/Chris Zahniser, B.S.N., R.N., M.P.H. In Afghanistan, two More...


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