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Oct 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016
IPV vaccination

WHO panel recommends dose-sparing strategy for IPV polio vaccine

High demand, production problems, and lack of raw materials contribute to the shortage, which has hindered immunization campaigns at a crucial time.

Mar 04, 2015

Mar 04, 2015

News Scan for Mar 04, 2015

New Saudi MERS case
Polio emergency continues
Cholera on Hispaniola

Sep 08, 2014

Sep 08, 2014

News Scan for Sep 08, 2014

Saudi MERS illness
Chikungunya cases
Polio in Cameroon, Pakistan
Quick virus spread

Jun 03, 2014

Jun 03, 2014

News Scan for Jun 03, 2014

Regional MRSA variation
Salmonella from snakes, rodents
Polio vaccine for travelers

May 05, 2014

May 05, 2014
Child receiving vaccine

International polio spread triggers WHO emergency declaration

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.

Nov 21, 2013

Nov 21, 2013
Child receiving oral polio vaccine

Polio hits Cameroon as limited progress cited elsewhere

The CDC noted some hope in Afghanistan and Pakistan—but the disease reappeared in Cameroon.

Mar 22, 2012

Mar 22, 2012

Africa reports progress on polio, ramps up vaccine efforts

(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.

Oct 25, 2010

Oct 25, 2010

Cholera cases in Haiti double

– (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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