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The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) issued six Travel Health notices Friday as many Canadians flee the frigid weather and head down south for vacation or holiday. Travel notices were issued due...

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There is likely no bigger accomplishment in medicine and public health that has saved so many lives and prevented so much misery over the decades as the introduction of vaccines. The World Health Organization...

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The top of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) webpage last week stated the following fact: For the first time ever, no cases of wild poliovirus have been reported in Africa in the last 4 months.  That...

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The number of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases have topped 300 globally as the bad situation in Pakistan continues. With reports of 14 additional cases from Pakistan and one from Afghanistan, the global...

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Although the number of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV-1) cases in Nigeria has dropped significantly in 2014 with only 6 confirmed cases (compared to 53 recorded  last year), the west African country has seen...

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Wild poliovirus type 2 was last seen in 1999 and is considered eradicated. The last case of  wild polio virus type 3 (WPV3) was reported almost exactly two years ago in Nigeria. All cases due to wild...

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There were 21 new cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) reported out of the polio endemic countries, according to the latest data from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Afghanistan saw...

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As World Polio Week came to a close Wednesday, we got a look at the great progress that has been accomplished since 1988 when the forty-first World Health Assembly adopted a resolution for the worldwide...

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A national immunization day polio vaccination campaign was inaugurated this week in Afghanistan by the country’s Vice President, Mr Mohammad Sarwar Danish, in a ceremony attended by Ministry of Public...

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October 23 marked the beginning of World Polio Week and great strides have been made toward the eradication of the crippling viral disease. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) says, “Since...