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US reports first polio case since 2013

Washington: The US has reported the first case of polio infection in nearly a decade, officials said on Thursday.

Taliban backs WHO polio vaccination campaign across Afghanistan next month

New York: The decision by the Taliban leadership to support the resumption of house-to-house polio vaccination across Afghanistan has been welcomed by the World Health Organization (WHO) ...

South Sudan: UN agencies support nationwide polio vaccination campaign

New York: The second round of a vaccination campaign to protect more than 2.8 million children from polio is underway in South Sudan, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thurs ...

Pakistan again records Polio cases

Quetta: Pakistan has once again reported polio cases as the new instance was reported from  Balochistan region of the country, media reports said.

‘Momentous milestone’ as Africa eradicates wild poliovirus

New York: The wild poliovirus has been eradicated in Africa, health officials announced on Tuesday, calling it a “momentous milestone” for the continent.

Spread of polio still an international public health concern

New York : The spread of polio internationally remains a global public health concern, experts meeting in Geneva have concluded.

Quality immunization and surveillance help stop polio outbreaks in three African countries: WHO

New York : Three African countries have halted recent polio outbreaks which indicates that the disease can be stopped elsewhere in the region, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on ...

World is closer than ever to seeing polio disappear for good

New York: In a “historic achievement for humanity”, two of three wild poliovirus strains have been eliminated worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thurs ...

Polio cases touch 20 in Afghanistan

Kabul: The 20th instance of polio has been reported from Afghanistan this year, officials said.