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By Robert On Friday, April 11th, 2014
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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 Robert 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 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 Guest Author On Friday, October 18th, 2013
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Running the distance for polio eradication

By Tanya F. Wolff I am not a runner. I can jog. I can walk and I can hike. I do these things for those in the world who cannot. Image/Rotary International The PolioPlus program was already in effect when I joined More...

By Robert 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 On Friday, June 28th, 2013
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American citizen killed in Egypt, State Department issues a travel warning

A US citizen was stabbed to death  Friday in Alexandria during clashes between opponents and supporters of President Mohammed Morsi, according to a Reuters report. Image/CIA Gen. Amin Ezz Eddin, a senior Alexandria More...

By Robert On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
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Al-Azhar University principal, Osama al-Abed, fired over food poisoning outbreak, Muslim Brotherhood denies being behind student illnesses

In a follow up to a story about a mass food poisoning outbreak at one of Cairo’s universities earlier this week, it is reported that Al-Azhar University principal, Osama al-Abed has been dismissed from his More...

By Robert On Monday, February 11th, 2013
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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 Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
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Yellow fever outbreak fears face Nigerian health officials

The last time there has been a yellow fever epidemic in the African nation of Nigeria was three decades ago; however, health officials in Abuja are concerned because there has not been nationwide vaccination against More...


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