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Polio in Pakistan: Drop of 70% this year  Troops make territorial advances in the north against militants opposed to vaccination programmes 'Major milestone' in polio battle  US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) think a second of the three forms of poliovirus has been eliminated after mass vaccination campaigns Polio hits record high in Pakistan  Pakistan has recorded its highest number of polio cases for 15 years, with health officials blaming the rise on attacks on immunisation teams WHO sounds alarm on spread of polio  The spread of polio constitutes an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization declared World facing polio health emergency  The World Health Organization has declared the spread of polio is an international public health emergency India to be certified free of polio  India is to be certified polio-free by the World Health Organization after going three years without an endemic case of polio Polio-like disease emerges in US  US doctors are warning of an emerging polio-like disease in California where up to 20 people have been infected Alarm as Kabul records polio case
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2016-04-16 Vaccine switched in 'milestone' towards ending polio Afghanistan
C. 2016-01-12 Bomb near Pakistan polio centre 'kills 14' Satellite Town, Quetta, West Pakistan
D. 2015-06-03 Polio in Pakistan: Drop of 70% this year Pakistan
E. 2014-11-14 'Major milestone' in polio battle Global
F. 2014-10-04 Polio hits record high in Pakistan Tribal Areas
G. 2014-05-15 WHO sounds alarm on spread of polio Global
H. 2014-05-05 World facing polio health emergency Global
I. 2014-03-27 India to be certified free of polio India

Bomb near Pakistan polio centre 'kills 14' Map of Satellite Town Quetta Pakistan
Vaccine switched in 'milestone' towards ending polio

year 2016 Top ^

Apr.16   Afghanistan  
  More than 150 countries have begun switching to a different vaccine - an important milestone towards polio eradication, health campaigners say
Jan.12   West Pakistan
  At least 14 people have been killed in a bombing outside a polio vaccination centre in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta

year 2015 Top ^

Jun.3   Pakistan  

year 2014 Top ^

Nov.14   Global  
Oct.4   Tribal Areas  
May.15   Global  
May.5   Global  
Mar.27   India  
Feb.23   California  
Feb.10   Kabul  
  An Afghan girl has been diagnosed with polio in Kabul - the capital's first case since the Taliban's fall in 2001
Jan.13   India   India hails polio-free 'milestone'  India is marking three years since its last reported polio case, a landmark in the global battle against the disease

year 2013 Top ^

Nov.26   Damascus   More polio cases confirmed in Syria, WHO says  Additional polio cases have been confirmed in two new areas in Syria: near the capital of Damascus and in northern Aleppo, near Turkey Nov.12   Sudan Sudan polio vaccination 'blocked'  Efforts to vaccinate 165,000 children against polio in Sudan have been blocked by the government and rebels, the UN says Oct.25   Syria     Syria: Polio epidemic fears grow
  At least 22 people - most of them babies and toddlers - are now believed to have contracted polio in Syria, the World Health Organization has reported
Oct.19   Northern Syria     Polio cases suspected in Syria   WHO said Saturday it is investigating a possible outbreak of polio in Syria, where an ongoing civil war has decimated the public health infr... Oct.6   Peshawar Pakistan bomb targets polio campaign  At least six people, including police officers, have been killed by a bomb apparently targeting anti-polio campaigners in Pakistan Aug.16   Somalia   Somalia hit by severe polio outbreak  The UN has warned of a severe outbreak of polio in Somalia, days after a medical charity pulled out of the country, citing insecurity

year 2011 Top ^

Sep.20   Western China   Polio strain spreads to China from Pakistan   Polio has spread to China for the first time since 1999 after being imported from Pakistan, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirme...

year 2010 Top ^

Nov.11   Congo   Death toll from polio outbreak nears 100  World health agencies plan to launch a massive polio vaccination in 3 West African nations, following a fast-moving and virulent outbreak

year 2007 Top ^

Nov.26   USA Anti-polio drive gets $200m boost  The global campaign to eradicate polio has been given a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Rotary International Oct.10   Nigeria   Vaccine-linked polio hits Nigeria
  Nigeria is fighting a rare outbreak of a form of polio. 69 children in the north have caught the disease from others who had already been immunised

year 2005 Top ^

Jan.12   Switzerland   World polio cases rose by a third in 2004  The number of cases rose by almost one-third after a vaccine boycott in Nigeria spawned a resurgence of the disease

year 2004 Top ^

Aug.24   West Africa   Fears of Africa polio epidemic
  The outbreak that originated in northern Nigeria is infecting new countries and threatens to become an epidemic
Jul.31   Nigeria   Polio campaign restarted
Map of Kano Nigeria  The state of Kano has resumed vaccinations after an 11-month ban that threatened efforts to eradicate the disease

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