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The Explainer: Why has polio reappeared in some major cities' sewage systems?
Listen in to hear epidemiologist Dr Kathleen O’Reilly explain what it might mean.
Polio detected in NYC’s sewage, suggesting virus circulating
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
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.
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Why polio survivors say they've been 'abandoned' by the charity it says used to support them
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'
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'
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
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
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...
The recommendation applies to a number of African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries.
Spread of polio is now an official international health emergency
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
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
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
Security issues mean that up to 40 per cent children in some parts are not vaccinated.
Superdrug could cure all viral infections
US researchers say they’ve developed a drug that could cure the common cold, ‘flu and other ailments not affected by antibiotics.