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Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity: Study

Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity: Study

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 08:37

New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world`s most remote and conflict-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who`ve already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity.

Seven new polio cases detected in Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 14:18

This year`s nationwide polio cases in Pakistan has touched 115 with the confirmation of seven new cases, a media report said.

Two new polio cases found in Pakistan

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 20:27

Two new cases of crippling polio virus have been reported in Pakistan`s troubled northwestern region, bringing the total number of victims detected this year to 104, a health official said on Saturday.

Extra dose of inactivated polio vaccine boosts immunity in kids

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:59

An extra dose of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) helps to boost immunity in children less than 5 years to the poliovirus and should be added to vaccination programmes in polio-endemic countries and those facing a high risk of imported cases, according to a new research.

Lack of co-ordination hampers vaccination drive in Pakistan

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 11:31

Lack of staff and proper co-ordination between the health department and the administration in Pakistan`s North Waziristan region is hampering the vaccination drive for displaced children, media reported Monday.

UAE launches polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 21:38

On the directive of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Project to Assist Pakistan (UAE PAP) has announced the launch of a vaccination campaign against polio in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other tribal areas in Pakistan.

Three new polio cases reported in Pakistan

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 16:08

Three new polio cases were detected Monday in Pakistan, media reported.

Polio vaccine being given under army cover in Pakistan

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 18:22

Polio workers continued to administer polio drops Thursday under the protection of the army in Pakistan`s Khyber tribal region in the fourth phase of polio vaccination drive.

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