Tag archive for ‘Pakistan polio’
By Robert On Friday, June 20th, 2014

Pakistan, Afghanistan account for nine new polio cases in past week

New cases of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV-1) in two of the world’s endemic countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan, has put the total polio cases for the year over the century mark during the past week, according to More...

By Robert On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Syria reports first polio case of 2014

The polio outbreak in the Middle East continues with two new cases of wild poliovirus-1 (WPV-1) reported, one from late 2013 and the first case of 2014, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) More...

By Robert On Thursday, February 20th, 2014

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 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 On Friday, December 6th, 2013

Pakistan reports ‘dramatic expansion’ of polio since August

Over the past four months in the polio endemic country of Pakistan, they have seen a “dramatic expansion” of the serious viral disease, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). The More...

By Robert On Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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Cameroon polio cases up to four, Kenya declares polio a public health emergency

The West Central African country of Cameroon has reported two new wild poliovirus 1 (WPV-1) cases during the past week, bringing the total number of cases to four, according to the latest data from the Global Polio More...

By Robert On Thursday, November 21st, 2013
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Polio eradication in Afghanistan and Pakistan: The progress and the challenges

Both Pakistan and Afghanistan saw an overall decrease in wild poliovirus (WPV) cases from January – September 2013 compared with the same time period in 2012 according to data published in the Morbidity and Mortality More...

By Robert On Friday, November 15th, 2013

Pakistan polio total this year tops 2012 number, Cameroon reports a second case of polio

There are currently three polio endemic countries left on the planet–Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan. However, in 2013, only Pakistan has reported an increase in polio cases from the previous year, according More...

By Robert On Friday, October 18th, 2013

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 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 Monday, February 11th, 2013

Poliovirus found in sewage samples in Cairo, Egypt

A strain of wild poliovirus genetically similar to a strain found in Sindh, Pakistan, has been found in environmental sewage samples from two areas of Cairo, Egypt, according a World Health Organization (WHO) Global More...

By Robert On Friday, December 21st, 2012

Killings of polio workers condemned by international agencies, Pakistan polio immunization program continues

Photo/Fast Track via wikimedia commons Pakistan is one of three remaining polio endemic countries on the planet, so it was disastrous blow when suspected militants attacked polio vaccination workers, killing More...

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