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
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.
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
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)