Polio

Stephen Hawking may have had polio, was misdiagnosed with ALS, claims medical expert

Stephen Hawking may have had polio, was misdiagnosed with ALS, claims medical expert

Stephen Hawking passed away in the early hours of March 14 at his Cambridge residence at the age of 76. 

Mar 21, 2018, 18:04 PM IST
Pulse polio drive second phase underway, over 3 lakh children to be immunised

Pulse polio drive second phase underway, over 3 lakh children to be immunised

The second phase of Pulse Polio immunisation camp is currently underway in several parts of the country.

Mar 11, 2018, 13:21 PM IST
Terrorists kill mother, daughter working to eradicate polio

Terrorists kill mother, daughter working to eradicate polio

Unidentified gunmen on Thursday shot dead a mother and her daughter who were part of a polio vaccination team in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province.

Jan 19, 2018, 12:17 PM IST
Toddler dies half an hour after allegedly being administered polio drops in Ludhiana

Toddler dies half an hour after allegedly being administered polio drops in Ludhiana

Within half an hour, the child started frothing at the mouth and was rushed to Krishna Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

Sep 22, 2017, 08:54 AM IST
Plant-based vaccines could help eradicate polio virus

Plant-based vaccines could help eradicate polio virus

The novel vaccine was produced with a method that uses virus-like particles (VLPs) -- non-pathogenic mimics of the polio virus which are grown in plants.

Aug 17, 2017, 00:05 AM IST
As shortage of polio vaccine strikes world, WHO urges dose cut

As shortage of polio vaccine strikes world, WHO urges dose cut

The World Health Organization urged countries today to resort to smaller doses to ward off outbreaks of polio as there is a global shortage of the vaccine.

Apr 28, 2017, 23:31 PM IST
Immunisation: How it greatly reduces disease, disability and death worldwide

Immunisation: How it greatly reduces disease, disability and death worldwide

Immunization can protect against 25 different infectious agents or diseases, from infancy to old age.

Apr 25, 2017, 16:27 PM IST
President Pranab Mukherjee launches Pulse Polio Programme

President Pranab Mukherjee launches Pulse Polio Programme

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday launched the Pulse Polio Programme for 2017 under which about 17 crore children of less than five years age will be immunised.

Jan 28, 2017, 20:49 PM IST
President Pranab Mukherjee launches pulse polio immunization programme

President Pranab Mukherjee launches pulse polio immunization programme

The programme will cover 17 crore children aged under five years in an effort to maintain the country's 'polio-free' status.

Jan 28, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
Six-in-one pediatric vaccine launched in India

Six-in-one pediatric vaccine launched in India

The vaccine, Hexaxim, indicated for primary and booster vaccination of infants and toddlers from six weeks to 24 months of age, provides protection against six major childhood diseases -- diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenza B and Hepatitis B.

Nov 24, 2016, 20:07 PM IST
Ronan Farrow pays tribute to brother Thaddeus

Ronan Farrow pays tribute to brother Thaddeus

Actress Mia Farrow's son Ronan has opened up about the death of his adopted India-born brother, Thaddeus, just days after he committed suicide. Ronan, 28, remembered Thaddeus in an Instagram post, uploading two throwback shots of his late brother, reported People magazine.

Sep 26, 2016, 18:37 PM IST
Mia Farrow's adopted Indian son Thaddeus dies in car accident

Mia Farrow's adopted Indian son Thaddeus dies in car accident

"The Great Gatsby" actress Mia Farrow's son Thaddeus has died following a car crash. He was 27.

Sep 22, 2016, 12:02 PM IST

Polio returns in Nigeria, two new cases reported since 2014

"A vaccination campaign will begin within the next 10 days," Haq said.

Aug 13, 2016, 10:45 AM IST

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.

Jun 18, 2016, 18:54 PM IST

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.

Jun 17, 2016, 17:48 PM IST
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.

May 14, 2016, 21:52 PM IST

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.

Apr 29, 2016, 10:57 AM IST
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'.

Apr 28, 2016, 15:48 PM IST

Must Watch: Why you should vaccinate your child!

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

Apr 27, 2016, 10:35 AM IST

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. 

Apr 26, 2016, 09:31 AM IST