AFP (Oct. 21, 2015) Ukraine announces the start of a polio vaccination drive that has begun only after health groups accused Kiev of being critically late in responding to Europe's first outbreak since 2010.
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AFP (June 9, 2016) The latest Ebola outbreak in Liberia, the last country still affected by the deadliest flare-up in the history of the feared tropical virus, is declared over by Liberia's health ministry.
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AFP (May 5, 2014) The World Health Organization warned Monday that polio has reemerged as a public health emergency, after new cases of the crippling disease began surfacing and spreading across borders from countries ... watch video
AFP (Jan. 10, 2014) India is about to be declared officially as polio-free on the third anniversary of the last case. But many victims say there's little cause for celebration, alleging a lack of help from the ... watch video
July 28, 2016 New research finds that individuals who report being victims of crime to police are less likely to become future victims of crime than those who do not report their initial ... read more
July 28, 2016 Though the drug levodopa can dramatically improve Parkinson's disease symptoms, within five years one-half of the patients using L-DOPA develop an irreversible condition -- involuntary repetitive, ... read more
July 28, 2016 In what is being called the first-ever test of open-source drug-discovery, researchers from around the world have successfully identified compounds to pursue in treating and preventing parasite-borne ... read more
July 28, 2016 Although it reads like European license plate number, a protein known as ZMYND8 has demonstrated its ability to block metastasis-linked genes in prostate cancer, according to a ... read more
July 28, 2016 Mosquitoes in the Aedes family can transmit not only the Zika virus, but also dengue and chikungunya. Travelers visiting regions affected by these diseases should take steps to protect themselves, ... read more
May 20, 2016 A single injectable dose of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) along with bivalent oral polio vaccine could protect up to 90 percent of children from polio and strengthen community protection against ... read more
Apr. 2, 2015 April 12 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Jonas Salk's landmark polio vaccine trial results, which confirmed that the first vaccine against polio was safe and effective. A ... read more
Nov. 13, 2014 Beyond deaths, injuries, and displacements, the ongoing Syrian war is causing growing infectious disease epidemics. A short review reports on some of the epidemics spreading among vulnerable ... read more
Aug. 5, 2014 A coalition campaign involving imams, Islamic school teachers, traditional rulers, doctors, journalists, and polio survivors is gradually turning the tide against polio vaccine rejection in northern ... read more