Tag archive for ‘Nigeria polio’
By Robert On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

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 On Sunday, March 9th, 2014

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 On Sunday, October 6th, 2013

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...

By Robert On Thursday, September 19th, 2013

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 On Monday, September 16th, 2013

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 On Friday, February 8th, 2013

A dozen Nigerian polio workers killed in Kano state

At least 12 Nigerian polio workers were gunned down in two areas in Kano State, shocking residents of predominantly Muslim northern state, according to an All Africa report today.   Image/CIA The Associated More...

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