RSS Polio Eradication News

  • Canada advancing to ensure safe and secure containment of poliovirus October 6, 2022
      When we consider eradication of a disease, we might think that this means total, 100% absence of the virus that causes it from the globe. It’s a fair assumption. But for polio, while this is expected to be the case in terms of viral presence in humans (through infection), and detection in the environment, […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • What it took to draw a line under a polio outbreak in Sudan October 3, 2022
    This two-year old outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) type 2 began after the virus was imported from neighbouring Chad. Click on the photo gallery to see what it took to close the outbreak.
    Gladys Kibui
  • Combining health datasets is helping polio vaccination efforts in Pakistan September 28, 2022
    Polio is one of the world’s most devastating diseases. It mainly affects children under five and in one in 200 cases it results in lifelong paralysis. Amazing progress has been made in fighting polio globally: according to UNICEF, there were a reported 20,000 children paralysed by polio in Pakistan in 1994. By 2021, new paralysis cases had dropped […]
    Gladys Kibui
  • Photo Essays July 25, 2016
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