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No threat to polio-free status of India, says WHO

Noting that all the countries including India maintain a "high vigil" for the detection of the disease, the World Health Organisation's South-East Asia Regional Office (WHO SEARO) said that no child has been afflicted by wild poliovirus since the last case was reported from West Bengal in January, 2011.

UN fears polio surge in children from Iraq`s Fallujah

Speaking to journalists by phone after touring camps for displaced people around Fallujah, Alwan said mothers were nervous because their children had not been vaccinated since the IS takeover in 2014.

Watch – Burkha-clad Pakistani woman calls Polio vaccine poisonous, says its a conspiracy to destroy Muslims

Watch – Burkha-clad Pakistani woman calls Polio vaccine poisonous, says its a conspiracy to destroy Muslims

At a time when the world is highly concerned about eradicating Polio from the planet completely, a Pakistani woman believes it is a conspiracy by Jewish and Christian communities against Muslims.

Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV): A new tool in the fight against polio – Watch to know more about it!

IPV is an injectable form of polio vaccine which can be administered alone or in combination with other vaccines.

World Immunisation Week: Narendra Modi government proactive, Mission Indradhanush good initiative - Praises from Gavi CEO

World Immunisation Week: Narendra Modi government proactive, Mission Indradhanush good initiative - Praises from Gavi CEO

As World Immunisation Week is observed, CEO of Gavi - Seth Berkley, the global Vaccine Alliance, has praised the Narendra Modi government for its proactiveness and initiatives taken like 'Mission Indradhanush'.

Must Watch: Why you should vaccinate your child!

Immunization or vaccination protects the child from serious illness and complications of vaccine-preventable diseases.

World Immunization Week 2016: Close the immunization gap – Watch!

Immunization, also known as vaccination, is a process in which a person is given vaccine to make him/her immune or resistant to an infectious disease. 

This vaccine switch may soon make polio history

The transmission of type 2 polio was eradicated in 1999, meaning immunising against it now is pointless.

Pakistan, Afghanistan reports 2016's first polio cases

 Pakistan and Afghanistan have reported the first cases of polio for the year 2016, a media report said on Saturday.

World Health Organization hopes to eradicate polio in 2016

An official says the World Health Organization hopes to eradicate polio in 2016, after containing outbreaks in conflict-ridden Syria, Iraq and Somalia by immunizing millions of children over two years.

Tamil Nadu: 70 lakh kids to get polio vaccination

The state government has set up over 43,000 booths across the state, including at primary health centres, for administering the vaccine drops to over 70 lakh children, an official release said.

India to switch to bivalent polio vaccine

Type 2 of wild polio virus has been eradicated worldwide long time back.

Southeast Asian countries urged to prevent polio resurfacing

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday urged the southeast Asian countries to ensure all necessary steps are taken to prevent the resurfacing of polio cases in the region.

Injectable vaccine to prevent re-emergence of polio launched

The children will continue to receive OPV (polio drops) dose under routine immunisation and in pulse polio campaigns till they are 5 years of age.

Pakistan committed to eradicate polio: Nawaz Sharif

Sharif expressed satisfaction that Pakistan was able to significantly reduce the number of polio cases.

World Polio Day: Fewer children with polio, says UNICEF

 Never before in the history of polio have so few children contracted the virus, but the international community cannot rest until the number of cases is zero, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on the eve of World Polio Day.

UN declares end to Somalia polio outbreak

An assessment team conducted a review in Somalia in October, and decided the polio outbreak was over.

Two more polio cases confirmed in Pakistan

 Two fresh cases of polio were confirmed in Pakistan's Quetta and Peshawar cities on Tuesday.

WHO takes Nigeria off global list of polio-endemic countries

The World Health Organization on Friday took Nigeria off the list of polio-endemic countries, hailing a "historic achievement" more than a year after the last recorded case of the disease in Africa`s most populous nation.

Two new polio cases reported in Pakistan

Two new polio cases were reported in Khyber Agency on Tuesday, taking the total number of registered cases in Pakistan this year to 32.