Tag archive for ‘Kenya polio’
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 Sunday, September 1st, 2013

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 On Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Ethiopia reports first wild poliovirus case since 2008, Horn of Africa outbreak expands

New data from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) shows that the polio outbreak on the Horn of Africa continues to grow as it spreads to another country. During the past week, 11 new wild poliovirus More...

By Robert On Saturday, August 17th, 2013

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 On Monday, July 22nd, 2013

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 On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

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...

By Robert On Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Poliovirus found in Israeli sewage, CDC issues polio travel notice for Somalia and Kenya

Wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) was isolated from sewage samples collected on 9 April 2013 in Rahat, southern Israel, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) update June 3. Health officials emphasize, the virus More...

By Robert On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Kenya reports polio outbreak, first confirmed cases in two years

The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting a polio outbreak, wild poliovirus type 1( WPV1), on the Horn of Africa with confirmed cases being seen in Kenya and Somalia. Near Dadaab, Kenya, a four-month-old More...

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