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By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Equatorial Guinea reports third polio case of 2014, linked to Cameroon outbreak

A new wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) case was reported this week from Bata district, Litoral province, Equatorial Guinea with onset of paralysis on 16 March. According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, this More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 11th, 2014

Pakistan: Girl has feet set afire for having typhoid

An 11-year-old Pakistani girl from the city of  Cheechawatni in Pakistan’s Punjab province certainly didn’t receive the best in modern medicine earlier this week, which resulted in the child now requiring More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 11th, 2014

Mass polio vaccinations begin in Middle East, Equatorial Guinea reports second polio case

A mass vaccination campaign for polio commenced this week with a goal to reach 20 million children in Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt by the weekend, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative Wednesday. This More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, April 7th, 2014

Christian couple receives death penalty in Pakistan for insulting Mohammed in text message

A Christian couple has been sentenced to death in Pakistan after being accused of sending a text message to a local Muslim leader insulting the prophet Mohammed, their lawyer and prosecutors say. The couple has More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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Mohammad Musa, Pakistani 9-month-old arrested, charged for attempted murder

A Pakistani baby was arrested for attempted murder and subsequently released on bail. On April 4, Yahoo! News reported that 9-month-old Mohammad Musa was booked along with his family for “throwing rocks More...

By Robert Herriman 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 Laura Jones On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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Blasphemy hearing for jailed Christian in Pakistan, Asia Bibi, delayed

An appeal hearing for a Pakistani woman sentenced to death for blasphemy against Muslim beliefs has been postponed. Asia Bibi sits in a Pakistan prison, on death row, accused of breaking the country’s blasphemy More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 17th, 2014

Pakistan: More than 1,000 people infected with leishmaniasis in Kohat: Report

More than 1,000 people mostly women and children in Barh, Jabbi, and other areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan have contracted leishmaniasis, according to a Pakistani news source recently. The report More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 14th, 2014

Polio transmission continues in Cameroon

The transmission of polio continues into 2014 in the west Central African country of Cameroon, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) Wednesday. Image/CIA Two new wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) More...

By Robert Herriman 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 Guest Author On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Should travelers confronted by young beggars give them money?

Anyone who’s taken a Caribbean cruise or visited one of the world’s less affluent countries has been approached – sometimes even mobbed – by children begging for money. Many are dirty and obviously hungry. More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Syria polio outbreak total now 23 as seven new cases reported

For the first time in over two months, the Syrian Arab Republic has reported new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases in the current outbreak in the war-torn country. According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative 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 Brandon Jones On Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Taliban target Pakistan army compound, kill 20 troops in bombing

A Taliban bombing inside an army compound in northwest Pakistan killed at least 20 troops Sunday, officials said. The blast was a heavy blow for the Pakistani military which has been fighting a stubborn insurgency More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 19th, 2014
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Horn of Africa polio outbreak now at 207 as Somalia and Ethiopia report new cases

Things have been quiet in the countries of the Horn of Africa as far as the polio outbreak, with no news reported cases for some time, until now. Horn of AfricaPublic domain image/ Lexicon at the English Wikipedia More...

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