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Jun 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017

News Scan for Jun 16, 2017

Fatal Saudi MERS case
H7N9 infections
Polio in Afghanistan
Cholera in Sudan, Yemen

Feb 01, 2017

Feb 01, 2017

News Scan for Feb 01, 2017

More H5N8
Plague cases, treatment
MERS-CoV in camels
Afghanistan polio vaccine drive

Oct 17, 2016

Oct 17, 2016

News Scan for Oct 17, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
ESBL-E in travelers
Cholera in Haiti
Meningitis at UW-Madison
Afghan polio campaign

Jan 03, 2013

Jan 03, 2013

WHO says polio drive must push on despite Pakistan setbacks

(CIDRAP News) – In the wake of recent killings of polio vaccinators in Pakistan, some questions are being raised about the all-out push to eradicate polio, but the World Health Organization (WHO) says the world can't afford to back off on the eradication drive now.

Oct 25, 2012

Oct 25, 2012

Polio day observations highlight successes, challenges

(CIDRAP News) – The world has the tools to eradicate polio, but it's unclear if countries have the political and social will to fully implement and finance emergency plans, a spokesman for the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) said yesterday to mark World Polio Day.

The observance is held on Oct 24, the birth date of Jonas Salk, the US virologist who invented the polio vaccine.

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