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24 lakh children below 5 years given polio drops in Haryana

About 24 lakh children below five years of age were administered polio drops across Haryana today, the first day of the three-day national immunization programme.​

Two suspected cases of polio in Bihar

Two suspected cases of polio have been reported in Bihar's Darbhanga district and the samples taken from two children were sent for tests at a laboratory in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, an official said on Sunday.

4 mn children vaccinated with polio drops in Pakistan

 More than four million children under the age of five years were administered polio drops in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, as part of a campaign against the crippling disease in the Taliban- stronghold.

Soon, 'synthetic' vaccine to eradicate polio

 A team of scientists is to try to develop a wholly artificial vaccine to combat polio.

Polio team ambushed in Pak's restive NW; driver killed

 A driver of a polio team was today killed and a polio worker injured when militants ambushed them in Pakistan's troubled tribal region in the northwest ahead of a nationwide anti-polio drive, officials said.

How to stop common cold, HIV virus in their tracks found

Scientists have cracked the code used by a major group of viruses to spread infections such as the common cold, HIV, hepatitis C and polio in the human body, a finding that could lead to new drugs to combat the diseases.

Polio team attacked in Pakistan, policeman killed

 A Pakistani policeman escorting a polio vaccination team was killed by unidentified gunmen on Quetta`s Sarki Road Wednesday, a media report said.

Gurgaon girl child not a polio case, tests show

The sample report of an 18-month-old girl child, who was suspected of being afflicted with polio, tested negative here, a doctor said Tuesday.

Fresh polio cases reported in Pakistan

Pakistan's National Institute of Health (NIH) detected three new polio cases, taking the number detected in 2015 to six, a media report said Saturday

Suspected case of polio in Gurgaon

 A suspected case of polio has been reported from near Gurgaon and samples of an 18-month-old girl child have been sent for tests, a doctor said on Saturday.

Bill Gates Foundation to support Pakistan to eradicate polio

Pakistan, one of the worst Polio-hit country, has received an assurance from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that it will fully back the government's efforts to eradicate the crippling disease.

Pakistan's first polio case of 2015 reported from Balochistan

 The New Year started on an unhappy note for Pakistan with the first polio case of 2015 reported Thursday from Balochistan`s Chaghi district.

Four new polio cases found in Pakistan

The number of children affected by polio in Pakistan has risen to 295 with the confirmation of four new cases, Dawn reported Saturday.

Mission launched to cover kids against preventable diseases

The government today launched 'Mission Indradhanush', which aims to cover by 2020 children who are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated against seven vaccine-preventable diseases.

Two fresh polio cases found in Balochistan

Two new polio cases have been detected in Pakistan's Balochistan province, pushing to 19 the number of cases in the region this year, Dawn reported Friday citing health officials.

Children in Pakistan villages not given polio drops

Hundreds of children below five years of age have not been given polio drops in villages in Pakistan's Dadu district during successive drives by the health department.

Polio vaccinator shot dead in Pakistan: Officials

Gunmen on Tuesday killed a member of a polio vaccination team in Pakistan, as Taliban insurgents claimed the killing of two policemen assigned to protect an immunisation team the day before. 

Six polio cases reported in Pakistan

Six new polio cases have been reported in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, media reported on Sunday.

Six polio cases reported in Pakistan

 Six new cases of polio have been reported in Pakistan`s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, media reported Sunday.

India will support surveillance of polio-free countries: PM Modi

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India will support medical surveillance of polio-free countries, and provide vaccines where it might reappear.