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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
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Rotary responds to polio emergency in Syria

Rotary International will provide a US$500,000 emergency response grant to support efforts to quell a recent outbreak of the crippling disease polio in strife-torn Syria. The funds are the first to the World Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Syria polio total rises to 17: WHO

In a follow-up to the polio outbreak being reported in Syria, the World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting today the total number of confirmed cases to now be 17, up from 13 cases two weeks ago. Image/CIA The More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, November 11th, 2013
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Syria polio update: Three more cases confirmed, total now 13

In a follow-up to a report two weeks ago, the number of confirmed cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1)  have increased by three in the Syrian Arab Republic, bringing the total cases confirmed in the war-torn More...

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 Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
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Polio confirmed in Syria, ten cases identified

Nearly half of the suspected polio cases in Syria have now been confirmed as the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has announced that 10 cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) have been identified.   Image/CIA Earlier More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
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Syria: Major polio vaccination campaign under way

With the confirmation testing pending on some 22 “suspected” cases of polio in war-torn Syria, UNICEF has joined the World Health Organisation and other partners in mounting a large-scale immunization More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, October 18th, 2013
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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 Herriman On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
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Horn of Africa polio outbreak tops 200 cases: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that the polio (WPV-1) outbreak on the Horn of Africa has jumped to 208 cases, according to the latest Global Alert and Response published Oct. 1. Horn of AfricaImage/NASA Somalia More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
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South Sudan reports three polio cases, first since 2009

South Sudan health ministry officials have declared a  national health emergency in the country following an outbreak of polio that has infected at least three children, according to a Sudan Tribune report.   South More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 28th, 2013
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Ethiopia records two more polio cases as the Horn of Africa outbreak reaches 191

Ethiopia has reported two additional cases of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV-1), bringing the total number of cases in the country to three as the outbreak on the Horn of Africa still climbs. Ethiopia mapImage/CIA The Global More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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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 Herriman On Monday, September 16th, 2013
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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 Herriman On Friday, September 6th, 2013
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Somalia polio outbreak climbs to 160 cases

The  Global Polio Eradication Initiative is reporting 32 new wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) cases during the past week, in Somalia, bringing the total case count in this outbreak to 160. CDC/ Dr. Fred Murphy, Sylvia More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, September 1st, 2013
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Somalia polio cases rise by 20, brings total to 128

The polio outbreak on the Horn of Africa continues to rise with 21 new cases being reported in the area during the past week, according to the latest Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) data. Somalia map More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 17th, 2013
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Somalia polio outbreak reaches 100 cases, ‘probably thousands more with the virus’ according to OCHA

According to the latest numbers from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the number of wild polio virus cases in Somalia has reached the 100 mark, this from a country that hadn’t seen polio since More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 22nd, 2013
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Somalia polio outbreak increases by 20, threatens the entire Horn of Africa

The outbreak of polio on the Horn of Africa rose by 21 cases, 20 of which were in Somalia alone, making the “non-endemic country” the number one place in the world as far as polio cases go, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
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Somalia polio outbreak rises to 25, accounts for one-third of global cases

The polio (wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1)) outbreak in the horn of Africa nation of Somalia has grown to 25 cases since the first case in six years was reported back in April, according to data from the Global Polio More...


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