Pakistan urges EU to relax travel restrictions

 Pakistan has urged the European Union (EU) to relax travel restrictions imposed on the country because of increasing incidence of polio, media reported on Wednesday.

Anti-polio drive suspended in Pakistan for security reasons

An anti-polio drive was suspended on Thursday in Pakistan`s Quetta city due to authorities` failure to provide adequate security to polio administration teams, media reports said.

India risks importing polio from Pakistan, Afghanistan: Govt

India runs a high risk of importing polio from its key neighbours Afghanistan and Pakistan which have a high polio burden, the government Tuesday said.

Local issues take a toll on immunisation drive in UP district

"Give us rations or a railway crossing otherwise we will not bring our children for immunisation," clamoured residents of some villages in this Uttar Pradesh district as they put local issues above the health of their children to stall an immunisation drive to vaccinate children against seven diseases, including tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B.

WHO using Indian polio network to support Mission Indradhanush

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is utilising India's existing polio network to support the government's ambitious 'Mission Indradhanush' as well as other routine immunisation strengthening programmes.

14.50 lakh children given polio drops in Haryana

About 14.50 lakh (about 55 per cent) children under five years of age were administered polio drops in Haryana on the first day of Sub-National Immunisation round of Pulse Polio 2014-15 held on Sunday in 13 districts.

India offers support to make SAARC region polio-free

With an aim of making the South Asian region polio-free, India has offered support to technical missions from SAARC nations, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday.

World Immunisation Week: Parents need to be educated about importance of vaccinations, says Dr Raghuram

In what could be seen as a shocking reality, despite various health and awareness programmes, an estimated 21.8 million infants worldwide are still missing out on basic vaccines like diphtheria, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and tetanus, says the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Mission Indradhanush launched in northeastern states

The Mission Indradhanush, an immunisation programme, was launched on Tuesday in 33 districts of northeastern states to vaccinate children by 2020, an official said.

Race to kill animal plague begins

After smallpox, rinderpest and polio, health officials have launched a global effort to vanquish yet another disease - a sheep and goat-killer that is little known in rich countries but creates economic ruin for the world's poorest people.

Fresh new case of polio detected in Pakistan

At least one new polio case has been detected in Pakistan's northwestern province, taking the number of cases found so far this year to 21.

Fresh new case of polio detected in Pakistan

 At least one new polio case has been detected in Pakistan's northwestern province, taking the number of cases found so far this year to 21.

3 new cases of polio detected in Pakistan

At least three new polio cases have been detected in Pakistan, taking the number of cases found so far this year to 16.

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.