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Alongside the finding that progress has stalled in hard-hit countries, the WHO and partners launch a new response strategy.
High demand, production problems, and lack of raw materials contribute to the shortage, which has hindered immunization campaigns at a crucial time.
WHO Director-General Margaret Chan declared polio's spread this year to be a public health emergency, and she spelled out temporary steps for curbing the threat.
The CDC noted some hope in Afghanistan and Pakistan—but the disease reappeared in Cameroon.
(CIDRAP News) – Polio cases in Africa were almost halved in 2011, but the disease shows worrisome trends in some countries, health officials reported today as the continent geared up to vaccinate 111 million children against the disease.
(CIDRAP News) Global health officials responding to a quickly spreading cholera outbreak in Haiti say cases in the past few days have doubled, to 3,015, while deaths are up by about 100, to 253.
The figures were published yesterday by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which also reported that the disease is reaching new parts of the country.
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