News & Perspective

Feb 22, 2019

Feb 22, 2019

News Scan for Feb 22, 2019

Salmonella in raw chicken
Polio in Pakistan, Afghanistan
Campylobacter in water supply
Zika monoclonal antibody trial
Avian flu in China, India

Jun 08, 2018

Jun 08, 2018

News Scan for Jun 08, 2018

Salmonella from backyard poultry
Melon-linked Salmonella
Polio in Pakistan
Nipah research priorities
Malaria treatment safety

Sep 29, 2017

Sep 29, 2017

News Scan for Sep 29, 2017

Pandemic flu vaccine strains
Ebola vaccine support
More Cyclospora
Promising typhoid vaccine
Plague in Madagascar
Pakistan polio

Nov 26, 2014

Nov 26, 2014

News Scan for Nov 26, 2014

New Saudi MERS case, deaths
More sprout Salmonella cases
H5 avian flu in India, Germany
4 Pakistani polio workers killed

Jun 07, 2013

Jun 07, 2013

News Scan for Jun 07, 2013

Salmonella from chicks
African meningitis drop
Polio in India and Pakistan

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.

May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012

Emergency plan unveiled for major push against polio

(CIDRAP News) – Saying recent major gains in the fight against polio are at risk, global health groups yesterday announced an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) to try to eradicate the disease by driving it out of its last three strongholds: Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

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