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By Robert Herriman On Friday, November 8th, 2013
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German researchers warn of polio threat from Syria and Israel, could spread to Europe

Two German researchers write that the polio situation in parts of the Middle East could spread and threaten the European continent, according to a publication in The Lancet Nov.8. European Union MapImage/CIA Martin More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, October 19th, 2013
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A look at the global polio situation: Horn of Africa outbreak, the three remaining endemic countries

As of this writing, there has been 296 polio cases reported globally–99 cases from the three remaining endemic countries and 197 from the current Horn of Africa outbreak. Image/Rotary International To discuss More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, September 1st, 2013
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Israel: More sewage samples positive for polio, President Shimon Peres urges all Israelis to get their kids inoculated

In a follow up to a report in mid-August, the number of sewage samples collected in Israel that are positive for wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) continue to grow, according to a Global Polio Eradication Initiative update. Image/CIA The More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, August 15th, 2013
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The risk of international spread of polio from Israel ‘moderate to high’: WHO

In a follow up to the detection of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in sewage samples in Southern Israel, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today it estimates the risk of further international spread of wild More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, August 4th, 2013
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Israel to ramp up polio vaccinations after virus found in sewage samples from multiple sites

The Israeli Health Ministry will be begin a polio vaccination campaign that may reach up to 200,000 children, according to a Haaretz report today. Image/CIA The report notes that the number of kids, up to nine and More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 3rd, 2013
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Poliovirus found in Israeli sewage, CDC issues polio travel notice for Somalia and Kenya

Wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) was isolated from sewage samples collected on 9 April 2013 in Rahat, southern Israel, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) update June 3. Health officials emphasize, the virus More...


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