News & Perspective

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019
Polio shot

Four new polio cases in Pakistan as study tackles partial-dose vaccination

The study supports WHO guidance for conserving vaccine during shortages.

Nov 30, 2018

Nov 30, 2018
Oral polio vaccine

Polio experts address fears over disease resurgence

A WHO panel raises concerns about an increase in wild poliovirus cases, among other setbacks.

Nov 20, 2018

Nov 20, 2018
Concern over MRI results

CDC creates AFM task force as confirmed cases rise to 106

CDC director promises "full capacity" of science to address the paralyzing condition.

Oct 16, 2018

Oct 16, 2018
Sick girl hugging mom in hospital

CDC, partners probe 127 polio-like cases in 22 states

So far 62 acute flaccid myelitis cases—marked by sudden limb weakness—have been confirmed.

Aug 30, 2018

Aug 30, 2018
Polio vax Nepal

Study reveals early impact of 3-strain oral polio vaccine withdrawal

The study provides evidence that population immunity is critical for the successful phase-out of oral polio vaccines.

Apr 12, 2018

Apr 12, 2018
Oral polio vaccine

Polio trends promising, but surveillance gaps linger

In 2017, the number of global wild poliovirus cases sank to its lowest level, WHO and CDC researchers say.

Jul 17, 2017

Jul 17, 2017
infant vaccination

WHO: 1 in 10 infants received no vaccinations last year

Babies living in countries affected by conflict made up more than half of the total of unvaccinated group.

Jul 05, 2017

Jul 05, 2017

Syria, Pakistan report new polio cases

A second case of vaccine-derived polio is reported in Raqqa, Syria, while a Pakistani toddler has a wild poliovirus infection.

Jun 29, 2017

Jun 29, 2017
UNICEF worker and child

Five more polio cases reported in Syria as vaccine ships

The new vaccine-derived cases lift the outbreak total to 22, all but 1 in Deir ez-Zor governorate.

Jun 13, 2017

Jun 13, 2017
Oral polio vaccine

WHO reports 2 polio clusters in the DRC, new details in Syria

The WHO says the 2 vaccine-derived clusters in the DRC involve 2 separate strains.

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