Deadly polio outbreak in Congo linked to mutant virus

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.

Extra dose of inactivated polio vaccine boosts immunity in kids

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

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.

Polio vaccine being given under army cover in Pakistan

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.

22.53 lakh children administered polio drops in Haryana

About 22.53 lakh children below the age of five were administered polio drops as a part of the second round of the Pulse Polio immunisation drive in all districts of Haryana.

`Over 2 mn Syrian kids given polio vaccine`

Syrian government has revealed that over two million children have been covered under a polio vaccination campaign in the country.

Security personnel to administer polio vaccine in Pakistan

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

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.

20 million kids in Middle East to get polio vaccine: UN

The UN has launched the largest-ever polio vaccination campaign in the Middle East, aiming to immunise more than 20 million children in seven countries amid an outbreak of the crippling virus in war-torn Syria, officials said on Friday.

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.

3.5 mn Pak children miss polio vaccine amid attacks: UN

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

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

Bivalent polio vaccine launched in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh

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