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Deadly polio outbreak in Congo linked to mutant virus

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 02:53

The outbreak of polio infected 445 people and killed 47 percent of them, a rate much higher than a six percent death rate seen during an outbreak in Tajikistan the same year.

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.

Polio vaccine being given under army cover in Pakistan

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 00:58

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.

Security personnel to administer polio vaccine in Pakistan

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 00:10

Around 200 security personnel have been trained to immunise children against polio in northwestern Pakistan after civilian workers refused to join an upcoming campaign against the crippling disease.

Visitors from Pakistan have to be vaccinated for polio: India

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 19:26

India on Wednesday announced it would be mandatory for all persons adults or children travelling to the country from Pakistan to furnish proof of vaccination against polio from January 30 next year.

Attack on team of polio vaccinators in Pakistan kills one

Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013, 11:19

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

3.5 mn Pak children miss polio vaccine amid attacks: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, December 22, 2012, 13:27

Over 3.5 million children missed out on polio vaccination this week as the campaigns were overshadowed by the deaths of nine immunisation workers.

Panacea Biotec launches polio vaccine in Nigeria

Last Updated: Friday, February 24, 2012, 18:49

Panacea Biotec is partnering Emzor pharma which has a strong footprint across Nigeria.

Bivalent polio vaccine launched in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh

Last Updated: Sunday, February 07, 2010, 13:06

The bivalent polio vaccine campaign was on Sunday launched in two states - Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.