Tag archive for ‘oral polio vaccine’
By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Vaccines: Heat-stable versions saves money, protects more people according to MSF study

Replacing the standard vaccines currently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO)—most of which require refrigeration—with heat-stable versions would save money and increase protection of women, children More...

By Robert On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Ethiopia reports first polio case of 2014

The first case of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV-1) in Ethiopia for 2014 has been reported in a 25 month old boy, making it the 10th case overall in the country since the beginning of the Horn of Africa outbreak last year, More...

By Robert On Saturday, August 24th, 2013

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 On Thursday, August 15th, 2013

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 On Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Somalia reports first wild poliovirus type 1 case since 2007

The wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) that was detected in a young girl from the Banadir region of Somalia has prompted an investigation into the situation, according to a World Health Organization alert today. Poliovirus More...

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