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77 new polio cases found in Nigeria


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 77 new cases of poliomyelitis have been detected in 10 states in Nigeria, Xinhua reported.Ado Mohammed, executive director of the National Primary Healthcare Development ... Read more...

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Polio-free Southeast Asia within reach: WHO


September 5th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Eleven countries in Southeast Asia region are now on track to declaring the region polio-free as the last case of wild polio virus there was ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban bans polio vaccination


June 17th, 2012 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) Taliban militants have banned a polio vaccination programme in Pakistan over US drone attacks.The ban will adversely impact the already deteriorating health condition in North ... Read more...

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Spread awareness about polio: Minister to Bengal religious leaders


June 16th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Tourism Sultan Ahmed has appealed to West Bengal's community leaders to cut across faith lines and come together to raise awareness ... Read more...

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New polio cases in Pakistan alarms WHO


June 10th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern over emergence of new polio cases in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, where around 150,000 children have reportedly not ... Read more...

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‘Low chances of polio coming to India from Pakistan’


May 31st, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Despite apprehensions, India is not at risk of the polio virus being exported from Pakistan, the Pakistani Prime Minister's Focal Person for Polio Shahnaz ... Read more...

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Hyderabad foundation gets $100,000 grant for polio vaccine


May 10th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 10 (IANS) Ella Foundation has won a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a virus against polio after the ... Read more...

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‘Polio a huge embarrassment for Pakistan’


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 23 (IANS) Pakistan has been "infamous the world over for exporting terrorism" and now there are fears of it exporting the polio virus to other countries, a ... Read more...

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India to support global polio eradication: Azad


February 26th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) After registering a zero-polio period in the last one year, India said Sunday it will extend full support and cooperation to help Pakistan, Afghanistan and ... Read more...

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Indian firm joins Nigeria’s polio battle (With Images)


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Feb 23 (IANS) An Indian vaccine maker will now help fight polio in Nigeria, one of the three countries in the world where the crippling disease is still prevalent.India's ... Read more...

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Pakistan committed to eradicate polio this year: Gilani


January 28th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistan is committed to eradicate polio by the end of 2012, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has told Microsoft chief Bill Gates.Talking to Bill Gates ... Read more...

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WHO lauds India’s year without polio (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) With a 'zero-polio' record in the last one year, India Friday carried its fight against the crippling disease to hospitals and health care centres across ... Read more...

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WHO commends India’s polio free year


January 13th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The World Health Organisation has commended India's one year of being a 'polio free nation', calling it a major achievement."India's success is arguably its greatest ... Read more...

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India faces polio threat from Pakistan: Minister


December 20th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) India faces the threat of importing the polio virus from Pakistan and is taking steps to prevent it, Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandyopadhyay ... Read more...

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India determined to eradicate polio: minister


December 9th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) With only one case of polio being reported in India this year, the government is hoping to eradicate the paralytic disease completely, Minister of State ... Read more...

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2011 crucial for India to eradicate polio: WHO


October 24th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) With just one case of polio recorded till now this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday said 2011 will be crucial for the country ... Read more...

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Polio under control but India aims at eradication: Azad


October 23rd, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Though India reported just one case of polio this year, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Sunday efforts to contain the virus will be ... Read more...

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Families refuse polio drops in Bihar


September 21st, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) At a time when Bihar is on the verge of eradicating polio, more than 400 families here refused to immunise their children against the disease, saying ... Read more...

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Bihar reported no polio case in last one year


September 12th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 12 (IANS) From recording the second highest number of polio cases in the country in 2009, Bihar has not reported even a single case of the disease in ... Read more...

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India reports one polio case this year


August 9th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India reported only one polio case this year as compared to last year, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.In a written reply, Minister of State ... Read more...

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Another round of pulse polio campaign launched in Delhi


March 26th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 26 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today launched another round of pulse polio campaign here by giving anti-polio drops to number of children in a function organized at ... Read more...

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WHO finds polio virus in Delhi sewage


February 15th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In what could be a cause of concern for the national capital, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found the polio virus in the city's ... Read more...

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Polio cases drop significantly, new campaign launched


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday launched the 2011 pulse polio programme, administering polio drops to seven children at Rashtrapati Bhawan.Underlining the success of the programme, Health Minister ... Read more...

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Number of polio cases radically down: Azad


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday said the new bivalent polio vaccines have brought down the number of polio cases to just 39, from 800 last ... Read more...

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Polio cases drop by 76 percent


August 6th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The number of polio cases has reduced drastically in India, with only seven cases reported till July 30 this year - a drop of 76 percent, the ... Read more...

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Bihar set to win battle against polio


July 29th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 29 (IANS) Bihar is set to win the battle against polio as the state recorded a steady decline in cases this year, officials said Thursday. A World Health Organisation official said ... Read more...

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Bivalent polio vaccine launched in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh


February 7th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The bivalent polio vaccine campaign was Sunday launched in two states - Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Children below five years of age were administered the vaccine, capable ... Read more...

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Bivalent polio vaccine to be administered in Delhi


February 5th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) A bivalent polio vaccine, capable of simultaneously controlling two strains of the virus, will be administered to children under five in the national capital for the first ... Read more...

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Polio cases declining in Bihar, says WHO


February 4th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 4 (IANS) Special strategies being implemented for eradication of polio in Bihar have led to a steady decline in cases of the disease reported in the state in 2009, a ... Read more...

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21 mn Pakistani children to get anti-polio drops


January 20th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Twenty-one million children below the age of five will receive anti-polio drops in 73 high-risk districts of Pakistan in a three-day campaign that concludes Thursday. Quoting an official of ... Read more...

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Pakistan reports first polio case of 2010


January 18th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) The dream of a polio-free Pakistan could not be converted into reality as the country's first case of the disease was confirmed Monday in a nine-month-old child. The ... Read more...

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Pratibha Patil launches bivalent polio vaccine in India


January 9th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday launched a new round of the national polio immunization campaign with a bivalent vaccine that is capable of simultaneously controlling two strains ... Read more...

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Bihar waits for vaccine that fights two polio strains


December 9th, 2009 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Saharsa (Bihar), Dec 9 (IANS) One of India's polio endemic states, Bihar is eagerly awaiting the bivalent oral polio vaccine (BoPV) to protect its children from two dangerous strains of ... Read more...

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India to use dual effect vaccine to combat polio


November 14th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) India will soon introduce the bivalent oral polio vaccine (BoPV), which will protect children against two dangerous strain of the deadly paralytic disease, union Health Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

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Kalam seeks a polio-free Uttar Pradesh


August 3rd, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, August 3 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday said he wanted to see Uttar Pradesh free from polio and called on doctors to work together to "achieve the mission." The polio ... Read more...

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