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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 Sunday, September 1st, 2013
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Israel: More sewage samples positive for polio, President Shimon Peres urges all Israelis to get their kids inoculated

In a follow up to a report in mid-August, the number of sewage samples collected in Israel that are positive for wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) continue to grow, according to a Global Polio Eradication Initiative update. Image/CIA The More...

By Robert On Thursday, August 15th, 2013
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The risk of international spread of polio from Israel ‘moderate to high’: WHO

In a follow up to the detection of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in sewage samples in Southern Israel, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today it estimates the risk of further international spread of wild More...

By Robert On Sunday, August 4th, 2013
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Israel to ramp up polio vaccinations after virus found in sewage samples from multiple sites

The Israeli Health Ministry will be begin a polio vaccination campaign that may reach up to 200,000 children, according to a Haaretz report today. Image/CIA The report notes that the number of kids, up to nine and 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...

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...


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