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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.

Apr 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017
polio vaccine supplies

WHO vaccine advisors weigh in on polio, cholera, Ebola, diphtheria

Experts made more recommendations about fractional IPV dosing and also discussed issued related to cholera, Ebola, and diphtheria.

Oct 24, 2016

Oct 24, 2016
Oral polio vaccine in West Africa

CDC: Polio eradication within sight but efforts still needed

The CDC celebrates World Polio Day with hopeful talk of the finish line.

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.

Sep 27, 2016

Sep 27, 2016
Oral polio vaccine

Last steps in polio eradication prove challenging

"Eradication is an unforgiving goal," says Emory's Walt Orenstein, MD. "A handful of cases means you've failed."

Feb 18, 2016

Feb 18, 2016
La Guardia Airport

CDC to end Ebola-related screening of travelers from Guinea

The move signals the end of enhanced screening in the United States related to West Africa's Ebola outbreak.

Dec 22, 2015

Dec 22, 2015
Oral polio vaccine

Myanmar reports polio cases as India launches injected vaccine

Also, a trial in infants of a high-dose type 2 inactivated vaccine candidate shows promise.

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