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By Robert On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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First polio case reported in Horn of Africa since January

The polio outbreak that affected more than 200 people in countries of  the Horn of Africa since April 2013 has slowed down dramatically with only one case confirmed in 2014, until now. Horn of AfricaPublic domain More...

By Robert 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 On Saturday, August 24th, 2013
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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
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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 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 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...

By Robert On Monday, June 3rd, 2013
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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
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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...

By Robert On Saturday, May 11th, 2013
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Somalia reports first wild poliovirus type 1 case since 2007

The wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) that was detected in a young girl from the Banadir region of Somalia has prompted an investigation into the situation, according to a World Health Organization alert today. Poliovirus More...


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