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By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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 Monday, May 5th, 2014

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 11th, 2014

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 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...

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