'Polio-like virus in US shows magnitude of eradication task'

The discovery of a new polio-like virus in the US, which has led to 100 children developing paralysis, underlines how much work is still to be done to eradicate the crippling disease, a UK charity group said.

Nigeria marks polio-free year, raising global eradication hopes

 Nigeria marked its first year without a single case of polio on Friday, reaching a milestone many experts had thought would elude it as internal conflict hampered the battle against the crippling disease.

Infant dies after receiving anti-polio injection

A seven-month-old girl died while six other children are undergoing treatment at a government hospital after being administered anti-polio injections at Shahpur village in Bihar's Vaishali district.

Bihar: Child dies, six others fall ill after taking polio drops
Bihar: Child dies, six others fall ill after taking polio drops

 A child has died and six others fell ill on Saturday in Bihar`s Vaishali district allegedly after being administered polio drops.

Infant's death: Centre seeks report from Bihar govt

The Centre on Saturday termed as "sudden infant death syndrome" the death of an infant after being administered polio vaccine in Bihar's Vaishali district and sought a report from the state government over the incident.

Govt refutes reports of samples testing positive to polio-like symptoms in UP

Government Saturday refuted reports that around 200 samples have tested positive to "polio-like symptoms" in Uttar Pradesh and asserted that its test has found all these cases "negative".

How to prevent polio's re-emergence

 The polio virus can continue to transmit silently for more than three years with no reported cases, says a study that suggests continued surveillance even after eradication of the disease.

Health milestone: WHO declares India free of maternal and neonatal tetanus!

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New Delhi: In what experts hail as a ''significant public health milestone”, India has successfully reached its goal of eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus. WHO has declared India free of maternal and neonatal tetanus.

Nigeria makes final push to stamp out polio

Sumaila; Health workers move from door to door in the rural Sumaila district of Kano state, northern Nigeria, administering oral polio vaccines to children under five.

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.