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With the reports of an additional three cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1), this brings the total cases to eight in 2015 in Madagascar. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative...

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The external assessment team that conducted the final Polio outbreak assessment in Ethiopia on 8-12 June 2015 confirmed that Ethiopia has successfully interrupted polio transmission. This encouraging conclusion...

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The last naturally occurring case of indigenous smallpox was diagnosed in Somalia on 26 October 1977. The once devastating viral disease is estimated to have killed some 300 million people in the 20th...

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Pakistani health officials are testing over 300 suspected polio cases at the National Institutes of Health in Islamabad, which could make the country’s polio case count go up. As of April 29, Pakistan...

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Seven people were killed last week in the attack on a UN vehicle in Garowe, Somalia, four of which were UNICEF workers. Five others were injured. Two of those killed were polio workers with the Global...

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Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced Wednesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved use of Quadracel™ (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis...

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Afghanistan, one of the three remaining polio endemic countries on the planet, has reported it’s first case of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) of the year in Hilmand province. In 2014, Afghanistan...

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Here are some updates concerning the global polio situation, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative: Nigeria January 24, 2015 marked six months since the most recent case of wild poliovirus...

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A case of wild poliovirus-1 (WPV-1) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan is the first recorded for 2015, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The individual had onset of paralysis on January...

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As Nigeria marks six months without a new case of polio, Rotary has announced $8.1 in grants to help the country in its final push to eradicate the disease within its borders. The funds will be used by...