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By Laura Jones On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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New Jersey’s Chris Smith, Syrian Christian refugee set to join Open Doors USA for 2017 World Watch List of countries dangerous for Christians

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 9 a.m. ET at the National Press Club in Washington, Open Doors USA will announce its 2017 World Watch List, a ranking of the top 50 countries where it is most dangerous and difficult 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 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 Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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New polio cases reported from Pakistan, Syria, Somalia and Afghanistan

The number of polio cases reported to date in 2014 is 18, with 15 of these cases reported from Pakistan, according to a Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) update Wednesday. The organization reports six new wild More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 26th, 2014
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Pakistan reports first four polio cases of 2014

After reporting 91 cases in 2013, the most from the three remaining endemic countries, the first four wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases reported in 2014 have been from Pakistan, according to the Global Polio Eradication More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, January 4th, 2014
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Polio 2013: by the numbers

Polio has been a story of highs and lows in 2013. Let’s see what the numbers tell us. Somali girl receiving oral polio vaccine (OPV)Image/UNICEF Video Screen Shot Unlike 2012, which 21 wild poliovirus 3 (WPV More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, October 18th, 2013
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Somalia and Ethiopia record more polio cases, outbreak total now at 197

The number of polio cases in the Horn of Africa outbreak has risen by six as both Somalia and Ethiopia recorded new cases. Somalia reported four new cases, while Ethiopia reported two. The current situation on the More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
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Horn of Africa polio outbreak tops 200 cases: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that the polio (WPV-1) outbreak on the Horn of Africa has jumped to 208 cases, according to the latest Global Alert and Response published Oct. 1. Horn of AfricaImage/NASA Somalia More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 28th, 2013
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Ethiopia records two more polio cases as the Horn of Africa outbreak reaches 191

Ethiopia has reported two additional cases of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV-1), bringing the total number of cases in the country to three as the outbreak on the Horn of Africa still climbs. Ethiopia mapImage/CIA The Global More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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Horn of Africa polio outbreak now at 185 cases, accounts for 70 percent of global polio

The polio outbreak on the Horn of Africa, in three countries that were polio-free, accounts for seven out of 10 of global polio cases this year, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) Wednesday. Horn More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 16th, 2013
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Four more polio cases reported in Horn of Africa outbreak

In an update to the polio outbreak sweeping across the Horn of Africa, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative has reported four new cases wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) last week. Horn of AfricaPublic domain image/ More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 6th, 2013
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Somalia polio outbreak climbs to 160 cases

The  Global Polio Eradication Initiative is reporting 32 new wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) cases during the past week, in Somalia, bringing the total case count in this outbreak to 160. CDC/ Dr. Fred Murphy, Sylvia More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, September 1st, 2013
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Somalia polio cases rise by 20, brings total to 128

The polio outbreak on the Horn of Africa continues to rise with 21 new cases being reported in the area during the past week, according to the latest Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) data. Somalia map More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 24th, 2013
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Ethiopia reports first wild poliovirus case since 2008, Horn of Africa outbreak expands

New data from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) shows that the polio outbreak on the Horn of Africa continues to grow as it spreads to another country. During the past week, 11 new wild poliovirus More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 17th, 2013
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Somalia polio outbreak reaches 100 cases, ‘probably thousands more with the virus’ according to OCHA

According to the latest numbers from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the number of wild polio virus cases in Somalia has reached the 100 mark, this from a country that hadn’t seen polio since More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 22nd, 2013
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Somalia polio outbreak increases by 20, threatens the entire Horn of Africa

The outbreak of polio on the Horn of Africa rose by 21 cases, 20 of which were in Somalia alone, making the “non-endemic country” the number one place in the world as far as polio cases go, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
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Somalia polio outbreak rises to 25, accounts for one-third of global cases

The polio (wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1)) outbreak in the horn of Africa nation of Somalia has grown to 25 cases since the first case in six years was reported back in April, according to data from the Global Polio More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
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Kenya reports polio outbreak, first confirmed cases in two years

The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting a polio outbreak, wild poliovirus type 1( WPV1), on the Horn of Africa with confirmed cases being seen in Kenya and Somalia. Near Dadaab, Kenya, a four-month-old More...



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