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Polio vaccine

Novel freeze-dried vaccine could spell end of polio

When tested in mice, the novel vaccine offered full protection against the polio virus, the researchers said.

Nov 28, 2018, 17:21 PM IST

As shortage of polio vaccine strikes world, WHO urges dose cut

The World Health Organization urged countries today to resort to smaller doses to ward off outbreaks of polio as there is a global shortage of the vaccine.

Apr 28, 2017, 23:31 PM IST

Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV): A new tool in the fight against polio – Watch to know more about it!

IPV is an injectable form of polio vaccine which can be administered alone or in combination with other vaccines.

Apr 29, 2016, 10:57 AM IST

This vaccine switch may soon make polio history

The transmission of type 2 polio was eradicated in 1999, meaning immunising against it now is pointless.

Apr 18, 2016, 12:45 PM IST

DNA: Today in History, April 12, 2016

Watch history moment to learn the events that occurred on this very date i.e April 12.

Apr 13, 2016, 00:24 AM IST

India to switch to bivalent polio vaccine

Type 2 of wild polio virus has been eradicated worldwide long time back.

Jan 16, 2016, 20:08 PM IST

Available polio vaccines not optimal for safety: Study

While the whole world is striving for polio virus eradication, a recent study has raised concerns about post-eradication manufacturing and stockpiling vaccine stores containing live virus that could escape and repopulate the environment.

Jan 01, 2016, 18:16 PM IST

Sanofi Pasteur launches injectable inactivated polio vaccine

All vaccines (both Imovax Polio of Sanofi Pasteur and ShanIPV of Shantha) would be delivered in India through UNICEF.

Dec 04, 2015, 19:14 PM IST

Injectable vaccine to prevent re-emergence of polio launched

The children will continue to receive OPV (polio drops) dose under routine immunisation and in pulse polio campaigns till they are 5 years of age.

Nov 30, 2015, 14:41 PM IST

Pakistan wastes $3.7 million worth of donated vaccine, say officials

Pakistan has wasted $3.7 million worth of vaccines donated to protect children from deadly diseases because officials failed to store them properly, a senior health official told Reuters on Monday.

Mar 02, 2015, 19:41 PM IST

Pakistan police arrest parents for refusing polio vaccine

Police in northwest Pakistan have arrested more than 450 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children against polio, officials said on Monday.

Mar 02, 2015, 17:55 PM IST

Policeman guarding polio workers shot dead in Pakistan

A policeman accompanying a polio vaccine team was on Monday shot dead in Pakistan's volatile region here by unidentified motorbike-borne assailants, the latest in a series of attacks on the teams struggling to contain the crippling disease.

Jan 19, 2015, 23:38 PM IST

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.

Oct 22, 2014, 18:53 PM IST

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.

Oct 21, 2014, 17:20 PM IST

Three new polio cases detected in Pakistan

Three new polio cases have been detected in Pakistan, media reported Friday.

 

Sep 12, 2014, 11:48 AM IST

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.

Aug 19, 2014, 02:53 AM IST

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.

Jul 11, 2014, 12:59 PM IST

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.

May 16, 2014, 00:58 AM IST

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.

May 15, 2014, 18:22 PM IST