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By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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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 Herriman On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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Syria polio outbreak spread: Iraq reports first case since 2000

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported Friday, that as of 20 March 2014, in the Syrian Arab Republic, a total of 37 wild polio virus type 1 (WPV1) cases have been reported:  25 cases by the Syrian Arab Republic More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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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 Herriman On Saturday, February 1st, 2014
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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 Thursday, December 26th, 2013
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The Top 10 Infectious Disease and Outbreak News stories of 2013

2013 was a year full of impactful infectious disease stories with outbreaks of diseases not before seen in humans, diseases seen in new parts of the planet and miracle stories of survivors. Drugs not approved in More...

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 Thursday, October 24th, 2013
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Cameroon reports first polio case since 2009, up to 22 suspected cases in Syria

Today is World Polio Day 2013 and as the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) said, “in 2013, there are reasons both for celebration and concern.” Image/CIA They note that wild poliovirus (WPV) More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, October 20th, 2013
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Syria reports ‘suspected’ polio cases from Deir Al Zour province

The Syrian Arab Republic has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about a suspected cluster of polio cases reported the Deir Al Zour province. Image/CIA The UN health agency received reports of a cluster More...


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