By: Amelia Thyen Image courtesy of Tullio Saba Polio is on the short list of infectious diseases with the potential to be completely eradicated from
One confirmed case and three suspected cases of polio have been reported in Venezuela, the first cases to emerge since polio was eradicated from
In 2012, an estimated 122 of the 223 global cases of polio occurred in Nigeria, more than half of the cases worldwide (1,3). Worldwide efforts
In recent weeks, police in Pakistan have arrested hundreds of parents for refusing to vaccinate their children from polio . In the northwestern province of
Polio: What Happens to a Vaccine-Preventable Disease When Vaccination Is Prevented?
Polio is a highly infectious disease that mainly affects children under age five and leads to irreversible paralysis in about one of every 200 cases.
Wild Poliovirus Type 1 Found in Brazil Sewage Samples – What Does It Mean?
Environmental samples from Campinas, São Paolo have tested positive for wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1), though the country has not reported any polio cases since
‘Tis the season for the obligatory “best of” lists for 2013. We thought we’d take a look back at some of this year’s notable outbreaks.
UPDATE 10/29/13: The World Health Organization has reported their laboratory in Tunis isolated the wild polio virus in samples taken from 10 of 22 Syrian
Polio Proliferates in Northern Nigerian States Borno and Yobe Despite Declining National Rates
At least 26 new cases of wild polio virus have been detected in northern Nigeria. This statistic comes from a joint World Health Organization (WHO)
On Sunday, May 11, the World Health Organization reported the investigation of a possible wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case in Somalia's Banadir region. A