Poliomyelitis

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 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.

Oct 24, 2015, 11:59 AM IST

Constable escorting anti-polio team shot dead in Pakistan

A policeman, who was to escort an anti-polio team, was shot dead on Tuesday by unidentified assailants in Pakistan's restive northwestern province.

Apr 14, 2015, 16:18 PM IST

Samples taken from two kids sent to Lucknow for polio tests

Bihar government has sent samples taken from two children to Lucknow for laboratory tests amid suspicion of poliomyelitis, better known as polio, a viral disease that induces crippling paralysis among children.

Feb 24, 2015, 18:26 PM IST

Polio workers, escorts go missing in Pakistan's southwest

Three polio workers, along with two security escorts, have gone missing in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, media reported on Saturday.

Feb 14, 2015, 11:48 AM IST

Pakistan court orders probe into prison polio claim

Pakistan`s Supreme Court has ordered an investigation after a female prisoner serving a sentence for murder claimed her daughter had contracted polio in the jail, officials said on Wednesday.

Nov 19, 2014, 18:48 PM IST

Ninth polio case detected in Pakistan

A five-year-old child has been detected with polio in Pakistan`s Sindh province, making him the ninth confirmed case this year in the area, officials said.

Aug 08, 2014, 11:55 AM IST

Polio has been eradicated because of Rajiv Gandhi: Chidambaram

Crediting former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi for eradication of polio in the country, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram said thanks to the national pulse polio programme no case of the crippling disease had been reported in the last three years.

Oct 06, 2013, 10:29 AM IST

West Bengal: 114 kids given Hepatitis B vaccine instead of Polio; inquiry ordered

In a case of serious laxity, 114 children were hospitalised near Kolkata, after they were mistakenly given Hepatitis B vaccines instead of Pulse Polio drops.

Sep 16, 2013, 09:10 AM IST

Vaccination at frontiers to make India polio free

To make the country polio-free, the central government has asked all the border states to step up their vaccination efforts to cover all the children entering the country.

Jun 18, 2013, 13:37 PM IST

Attack on team of polio vaccinators in Pakistan kills one

Taliban factions in Pakistan`s northwest have banned polio vaccination campaigns over the past two years.

May 20, 2013, 11:19 AM IST

Pakistan`s polio immunisation campaign to begin today

Over 7.6 million children in Pakistani province of Sindh will be targeted by over 21,000 polio vaccination teams.

Apr 15, 2013, 11:16 AM IST

Two members of polio vaccination team killed in Pakistan

Two members of a polio vaccination team were killed when their motorcycle hit a bomb in the restive Kurram tribal region of Pakistan.

Jan 31, 2013, 13:49 PM IST

Polio virus linked to Pakistan found in Egypt

Pakistani health officials have called for infants leaving the country to be issued polio vaccinations at airports after virus samples linked to a southern Pakistani city were discovered in Egypt.

Jan 22, 2013, 11:31 AM IST

Pakistani polio workers get police protection

Immunisations were halted in some parts of Pakistan and the UN suspended its field participation everywhere until better security was arranged for its workers.

Dec 21, 2012, 08:48 AM IST

US condemns attack on Pak healthcare workers

Strongly condemning the attacks on anti-polio campaign workers in Pakistan, the US has said nothing justifies violence against health workers.

Dec 19, 2012, 16:21 PM IST

UN pulls staff as more polio workers killed in Pakistan

Three more health workers were killed on Wednesday in four incidents of firing on polio- eradication teams in Pakistan`s northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Dec 19, 2012, 16:13 PM IST

Polio scare in Bihar; WHO says test is negative

It turned out to be a false alarm when a case of suspected wild poliovirus was reported from Darbhanga district in Bihar today.

Oct 11, 2012, 20:10 PM IST

Pak PM kick starts anti-polio campaign

Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf vowed to eradicate polio from the country.

Jul 15, 2012, 14:09 PM IST

`Afridi`s actions jeopardised Pak polio campaign`

Sherry Rehman said that Dr Shakil Afridi was charged and convicted for supporting and working with Lashkar-e-Islam.

Jun 28, 2012, 10:40 AM IST

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