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time healthfor more, visit time health.there isn’t a big market for poliovirus plush toys. they’re not much to look at–about the size of a softball and a sort of ashen gray. that’s a fitting color: polios is greek for gray, and it’s the gray matter in the central nervous system that the vi...



polio virus discovered at melbourne sewerage plant




the polio virus has been detected in melbourne's sewerage system, prompting health authorities to issue a warning about the importance of vaccinations.the childhood disease once killed or paralysed thousands of young people each year, but a global effort to eradicate the virus has all but wiped it o...



presstv-polio outbreak paralyzes 17 syrian kids: who




the world health organization (who) says a polio outbreak has paralyzed at least 17 syrian children since march, calling the situation in the war-torn country "very serious.""we are very much worried, because if there is one case of polio with a kid that is paralyzed, it is already an outbreak," wh...



ending polio in conflict zones - world




important lessons on stopping the poliovirus in the most challenging locations are moving the polio eradication programme closer to the finishing line.in recent years, the global drive to eradicate polio has seen the virus cornered in fewer places than ever before. yet polio’s final strongholds ar...



health organisations call for final push to eradicate highly contagious disease




christopher tia was three when he was paralysed by polio for months. his two older brothers were vaccinated, but not him."they ran out of the [polio] vaccine," said mr tia who now uses crutches to walk. christopher tia of annandale contracted polio in laos when the vaccine ran out. his two brothers ...



local villagers lend their eyes and ears in the struggle to keep somalia polio-f




as the world edges closer to becoming polio-free, keeping up the guard in countries at high risk of polio importation is more of a priority than ever. with polio continuing to circulate in the three remaining polio-endemic countries – afghanistan, pakistan and nigeria ‒ any country is at risk of...



protecting children from polio at the afghanistan-pakistan border - afghanistan




abdullah khalid is one of the hardworking vaccinators making sure that even children on the move are protected against polio.the poliovirus knows no borders, making children on both sides of the border between afghanistan and pakistan vulnerable to contracting the debilitating disease. this is why, ...



global leaders unite to bring polio one step closer to eradication - world




countries and partners pledge us$ 1.2 billion to protect 450 million children from polio every yearatlanta (12 june 2017) – today, global health leaders gathered at the rotary convention in atlanta to reaffirm their commitment to eradicating polio and pledge us$ 1.2 billion to finance efforts to e...



presstv-un completes first part of polio vaccination in syria




the united nations has completed the first round of a vaccination campaign following a polio outbreak in syria’s dayr al-zawr and raqqah provinces.the united nations children's fund (unicef) teamed up with the world health organization (who) and local partners to vaccinate 355,000 children under f...



more than 355,000 children under five years-old vaccinated against polio in hard




damascus, 18 august 2017 – unicef, the world health organisation and partners have completed the first round of a vaccination campaign in response to the recent outbreak of vaccine-derived polio in syria. the campaign provided vital protection against the disease to more than 355,000 children unde...



communication is reducing polio outbreak risk in vulnerable countries - central




different methods of community engagement help to protect every child with vaccines.“i was told that if the child was vaccinated against polio, he could one day become a great footballer like drogba and yaya toure…today, they have not yet become like drogba and yaya, but they are in good health....



communication is reducing polio outbreak risk in vulnerable countries - central




different methods of community engagement help to protect every child with vaccines.“i was told that if the child was vaccinated against polio, he could one day become a great footballer like drogba and yaya toure…today, they have not yet become like drogba and yaya, but they are in good health....



rotary gives $49.5 million to help eradicate polio and challenges the world to c




evanston, ill. (oct. 17, 2017) — with just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is on the brink of eradicating polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.to recognize this historic progress, rotary clubs worldwide will host ev...



scientists revive an extinct virus using off-the-shelf dna




as odd as it sounds, reviving the virus would most likely be helpful. the pharmaceutical company tonix funded the work in hopes of using the relatively benign horsepox as a transport method for a more effective smallpox vaccine. it would also let scientists use other viruses for fighting diseases, s...



polio programme helps respond to meningitis outbreak in nigeria - nigeria




polio staff in nigeria have contributed emergency response expertise in sokoto statein early may 2017, polio programme staff from across nigeria joined efforts to combat a meningitis outbreak in sokoto, providing support and expertise in outbreak response to help sokoto state in controlling the outb...



statement by toby lanzer, united nations humanitarian coordinator: polio vaccina




campaign to start on monday 18 december 2017(kabul, 17 december 2017): the district of shahwalikot in afghanistan’s kandahar province has the highest number of polio cases of any district in the world, putting at risk hundreds of thousands of children. in the past days, yet another case of wild po...



amid multiple health challenges and famine, who and partners strive to immunize




03 march 2017, juba, south sudan – despite multiple humanitarian crises, including famine, the first round of the national immunization days of 2017 is underway throughout south sudan aiming to reach over three million children under 5 with two drops of polio vaccine.the four-day campaign, underta...



resurrecting extinct species might come at a terrible cost




bringing back extinct species could lead to biodiversity loss rather than gain, according to work featuring university of queensland researchers.



'whodunnit', as aussie reptiles go extinct: study (update)




three species of reptile on australia's christmas island have been declared extinct in the wild, according to a study released on tuesday, with scientists baffled as to the cause.



polio infrastructure helping stop malaria in nigeria - nigeria




community health workers responding to humanitarian crisis in nigeria are helping to stop polio and malaria hand in hand.the people working to end polio are helping broader humanitarian response efforts in north-eastern nigeria. with malaria currently claiming more lives than all other diseases put ...



officials: whales, after deadly year, could become extinct




officials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them.



viral fossils reveal how our ancestors may have eliminated an ancient infection




scientists have uncovered how our ancestors may have wiped out an ancient retrovirus around 11 million years ago.retroviruses, which include human immunodeficiency virus (hiv), are abundant in nature. unlike other viruses, which do not usually leave a physical trace of their existence, retroviruses ...



experts begin second wave of polio outbreak response assessment in nigeria - nig




abuja, 31 october 2017 - the polio outbreak response assessment (obra) team with representation from the global polio eradication initiative (gpei) partnership has started the second evaluation of the response to polio outbreak in nigeria.the independent assessment will “assess and strengthen effo...



astronomer ponders the idea of looking for long extinct intelligent alien life




(phys.org)—jason wright, an astronomy professor at penn state, has uploaded a paper to the arxiv preprint sever that addresses the issue of whether we have looked hard enough for extinct alien life—particularly intelligent forms of extraterrestrial life. in his paper, he questions whether enough...



researchers discover three new species of extinct south american marsupials




the discovery of three extinct species and new insights to a fourth indicates a little-known family of marsupials, the palaeothentidae, was diverse and existed over a wide range of south america as recent as 13 million years ago.