Two fresh polio cases found in Balochistan

Two new polio cases have been detected in Pakistan's Balochistan province, pushing to 19 the number of cases in the region this year, Dawn reported Friday citing health officials.

Children in Pakistan villages not given polio drops

Hundreds of children below five years of age have not been given polio drops in villages in Pakistan's Dadu district during successive drives by the health department.

Polio vaccinator shot dead in Pakistan: Officials

Gunmen on Tuesday killed a member of a polio vaccination team in Pakistan, as Taliban insurgents claimed the killing of two policemen assigned to protect an immunisation team the day before. 

Six polio cases reported in Pakistan

Six new polio cases have been reported in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, media reported on Sunday.

Six polio cases reported in Pakistan

 Six new cases of polio have been reported in Pakistan`s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, media reported Sunday.

India will support surveillance of polio-free countries: PM Modi

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India will support medical surveillance of polio-free countries, and provide vaccines where it might reappear.

15 lakh children administered polio drops in Haryana

 Around 15 lakh children aged between 0 to 5 were administered polio drops in 13 districts of Haryana today.

Polio cases confirmed in South Sudan, Madagascar: WHO

 The World Health Organization said Friday it had confirmed unrelated cases of polio in South Sudan and in Madagascar, blaming low vaccination coverage. 

Google to boost Ebola donations

Google launched a campaign on Monday to raise money to fight Ebola, tossing USD 10 million into the pot and saying it will match donations to the fund two to one.

Pakistani PM vows to eliminate polio in six months

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Wednesday that the country will be polio-free in six months.

Jonas Salk's 100th Birthday: Google Doodle honours scientist who developed polio vaccine
Jonas Salk's 100th Birthday: Google Doodle honours scientist who developed polio vaccine

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Google on Tuesday celebrated the 100th birthday of Dr Jonas Salk - the American medical researcher and virologist who discovered and developed the first successful inactivated polio vaccine - with a doodle on its homepage.

UNICEF warns India against Polio risk as cases rise in Pak

"Polio virus doesn't need any visa to cross border," UNICEF on Monday warned polio-free India as the number of cases of the paralysing disease reached an alarming high in Pakistan.

Three new polio cases surface in Pakistan on awareness day

 Three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, increasing the number of new cases in the country to a record 220, the WHO said today as countries across the globe observed World Polio Day to raise awareness about the crippling disease.

Harsh Vardhan offers to help Pakistan fight polio

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Friday offered Pakistan full cooperation in eradicating polio from that country.

India still on guard against polio

Despite being declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO), India has not let its guard down and is screening passengers from neighbouring countries where the disease is still endemic, officials said Wednesday.

Injectable polio vaccine more effective than oral one: Experts

The Injectable Polio Vaccine (IPV) is more effective than the oral one, experts said here Tuesday.

Countries should remain vigilant against polio: WHO

Despite the victory over polio, Southeast Asian countries should remain vigilant against the crippling virus, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Countries should remain vigilant against polio: WHO

 Despite the victory over polio, Southeast Asian countries should remain vigilant against the crippling virus, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

New polio case detected in Pakistan

 A new polio case has been detected in Pakistan's Taliban-dominated Khyber tribal region, taking the number of those affected by the crippling disease to a record 207.

New polio case reported in Pakistan

A new polio case has been reported in Pakistan's Khyber Agency, bringing the total number of cases detected this year to 200.