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#POLIO

# polio - This year 2022

The Explainer: Why has polio reappeared in some major cities' sewage systems?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why has polio reappeared in some major cities' sewage systems?

Aug 26th 2022, 6:00 PM 5,094 Views 0 Comments

Listen in to hear epidemiologist Dr Kathleen O’Reilly explain what it might mean.

Polio detected in NYC’s sewage, suggesting virus circulating
# POLIO
# POLIO

Polio detected in NYC’s sewage, suggesting virus circulating

Aug 12th 2022, 6:54 PM 20,826 Views 12 Comments

New York city is confronting polio as officials struggle to vaccinate vulnerable populations against monkeypox and adjusting to new Covid guidelines.

Polio outbreak confirmed in UK
# POLIO
# POLIO

Polio outbreak confirmed in UK

Jun 22nd 2022, 3:15 PM 26,711 Views 16 Comments

The UK Health Security Agency is working on the theory that a person vaccinated abroad with the polio vaccine entered the UK and was shedding the virus.

# polio - All time

Why polio survivors say they've been 'abandoned' by the charity it says used to support them
# Rehab
# Rehab

Why polio survivors say they've been 'abandoned' by the charity it says used to support them

Feb 18th 2018, 8:30 PM 12,821 Views 12 Comments

Rehab uses the former grounds of the Polio Fellowship, after it merged in the 1980s, but campaigners say they no longer receive support.

Living in an Iron Lung: 'It was a long, airtight coffin-shaped box with my head sticking out at one end'
# POLIO
# POLIO

Living in an Iron Lung: 'It was a long, airtight coffin-shaped box with my head sticking out at one end'

Dec 11th 2016, 1:00 PM 31,517 Views 26 Comments

Paralysed by polio at the age of 15, Jim Costello wants those who oppose vaccination to look at him and reconsider their views.

'I was devastated at receiving a diagnosis for a condition that has no cure'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I was devastated at receiving a diagnosis for a condition that has no cure'

Nov 24th 2015, 8:00 AM 245 Views 2 Comments

Geraldine O’Neill was diagnosed with post-polio syndrome in 2002. It’s a condition that not many people know about.

Polio 'adding to Syria's humanitarian disaster' say aid agencies
# Syria
# Syria

Polio 'adding to Syria's humanitarian disaster' say aid agencies

Jul 23rd 2014, 11:09 AM 3,029 Views 19 Comments

A major vaccination campaign is underway, but UNICEF and WHO say aid workers need better and safer access to children in danger.

An extra dose of polio vaccine helps boost immunity in under 5s
# Protection
# Protection

An extra dose of polio vaccine helps boost immunity in under 5s

Jul 11th 2014, 6:45 AM 4,176 Views 12 Comments

Researchers in India and the UK recommended a dose of IPV be added to vaccination programmes in polio-endemic countries.

Heading long-haul this summer? Get the polio vaccination, says the HSE...
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Heading long-haul this summer? Get the polio vaccination, says the HSE...

May 22nd 2014, 8:18 AM 8,916 Views 6 Comments

The recommendation applies to a number of African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries.

Spread of polio is now an official international health emergency
# WHO
# WHO

Spread of polio is now an official international health emergency

May 5th 2014, 2:42 PM 16,188 Views 27 Comments

The World Health Organisation declared the emergency following a meeting today about wild poliovirus.

Experts warn that the polio outbreak in Syria may threaten Europe
# Infectious Disease
# Infectious Disease

Experts warn that the polio outbreak in Syria may threaten Europe

Nov 9th 2013, 8:15 AM 7,374 Views 25 Comments

Two experts have warned that areas such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine and Austria, where vaccination coverage is low, could be most at risk.

UN warns of Syria polio outbreak after cluster of cases reported
# Syria
# Syria

UN warns of Syria polio outbreak after cluster of cases reported

Oct 22nd 2013, 11:51 AM 3,909 Views 14 Comments

A cluster of potential cases came to light in recent weeks. It comes as efforts continue to stage a peace conference aimed at resolving the ongoing conflict.

Afghanistan and Pakistan a ‘potential reservoir’ for spreading polio
# POLIO
# POLIO

Afghanistan and Pakistan a ‘potential reservoir’ for spreading polio

Jul 4th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,349 Views 5 Comments

Security issues mean that up to 40 per cent children in some parts are not vaccinated.

Superdrug could cure all viral infections
# INFECTIONS
# INFECTIONS

Superdrug could cure all viral infections

Aug 11th 2011, 2:07 PM 1,428 Views 11 Comments

US researchers say they’ve developed a drug that could cure the common cold, ‘flu and other ailments not affected by antibiotics.