NewsDesk @bactiman63 UN officials have reported a type 1 wild poliovirus (WPV1) in a child suffering from paralysis in Tsabango, Lilongwe, Malawi. Malawi last recorded a case of wild poliovirus in 1992. The...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 In 2021, the number of wild poliovirus-1 (WPV1) cases reported was only five (4 in Afghanistan and one in Pakistan), the lowest levels in history. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, a catch-up polio vaccination campaign for children aged 6 months to 6 years who missed routine...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews On January 24, 2022, the WHO Regional Reference Laboratory in Helsinki confirmed poliovirus type 2 (VDPV-2) in a sample from a 2-year-old child from Ukraine. The sample...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In 2021, five total wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the last two endemic countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan with one case and four cases reported, respectively. This...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Here is some of the most current numbers from three important outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Monkeypox Health authorities reported an additional...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Department of Health (DOH) reiterated its call to all parents to bring their infants and kids to health centers to get free vaccination shots that will protect them...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the polio situation in Ukraine, Ukrainian health officials report a polio case in a 12-year-old child from Transcarpathia. Health officials report during the...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) report today that long-term residents or returnees from Ukraine may need a booster vaccine in light of the recent case reported. In...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In Ukraine, the polio situation is a matter of concern. In September this year, a case of paralysis was registered in a 17-month-old child in the Rivne region. Already in October,...