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Pakistan to use polio vaccine checkpoints in Taliban areas

Peshawar - Pakistani officials said Monday they would begin administering polio vaccines to children at security checkpoints in the country's lawless tribal belt to protect against Taliban attacks.
In the Media by AFP

Mass polio vaccine campaign launched after Iraq case

Baghdad - Authorities launched a massive polio vaccination campaign on Sunday in Iraq, Syria and Egypt after health officials found a suspected case of the virus in a young boy near Baghdad.
In the Media by AFP

Pakistan to vaccinate 750,000 children in troubled northwest

Peshawar - Pakistani health teams will Sunday launch a drive to vaccinate some 750,000 children in the troubled northwest, with thousands of police guarding against attacks by militants who claim the polio campaign is a front for spying.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

WHO certifies India, other Asian nations polio free

New Delhi - The World Health Organisation officially certified India and 10 other Asian countries free of polio on Thursday, a milestone lauded as a "momentous victory" over an ancient scourge.
In the Media by AFP

Iraq reports first suspected polio case since 2000

Baghdad - Iraq's health ministry said Wednesday it had found its first suspected polio case in 14 years, which could have originated in neighbouring Syria where confirmed cases have sparked a region-wide alert.The suspected case was found in a young boy in Bab a...
In the Media by AFP

10 million children in Mideast to get polio vaccine: UN

Amman - Millions of children in the Middle East will be vaccinated against polio this month after the crippling disease resurfaced in conflict-hit Syria, the United Nations said Sunday.Mass vaccinations have already been launched in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syr...
In the Media by AFP

Mysterious paralyzing illness in California

Los Angeles - Scientists in California have identified strange and unexplained cases of polio-like paralysis in children. The patients experienced weakness and paralysis, which sometimes followed respiratory symptoms.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Three bomb blasts targeting Pakistan polio team kill 12

Peshawar - At least twelve people were killed and 11 injured when three roadside bombs targeting a polio vaccination team in Pakistan's restive northwest exploded on Saturday, officials said.The blasts near the Afghan border were the latest attack on efforts to s...
In the Media by AFP

Polio returns to Afghan capital after 13 years

Kabul - Afghanistan has launched an emergency polio vaccination campaign in Kabul after a girl contracted the disease, the city's first case since the Taliban were ousted in 2001.The three-year-old from a nomadic family living on the northeastern edge of the c...
In the Media by AFP

India to celebrate 'victory over polio'

New Delhi - Indian leaders are set later Tuesday to celebrate the eradication of polio, marking one of the country's biggest public health success stories which was once thought impossible to achieve.President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as wel...
In the Media by Adam Plowright (AFP)
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