Even as India is less than a year away from being declared polio free, experts on Thursday asked for cautious administration of vaccine to keep the virus in check. ‘India reported the last wild polio virus type 1 case in
Once one of the most feared diseases worldwide which was responsible for paralysing many children, polio has been contained to a large extent. There are with only three epidemic countries left in the world – Afghanistan,
Polio is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus. It invades the nervous system, and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. The virus enters the body through the mouth and multiplies in the intestine. Initial
On the field fierce rivals Indian and Pakistan cricket teams, in an innovative move towards polio eradication, will be united in their mission to ‘bowl out polio’ when they clash for the third One-Day International in New
Along with Nigeria and Afghanistan, Pakistan is one of three remaining polio-endemic countries in the world. Its neighbour India, earlier one of the most polio-endemic countries in the world has managed to completely eradicate
A team of Indian doctors will undertake a 10-day medical mission to conduct polio corrective surgeries in Nigeria, a Rotary International functionary said here Thursday. Former world president of Rotary International, Rajendra K.
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 been immunized against the deadly virus. At
Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates met Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and praised India's triumph over polio, even as the software tycoon's foundation is also helping India contain HIV/AIDS. The country has 2.5
The second phase of the Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization campaign was held yesterday. Unofficial statistics suggests that over 4.5 lakh children in Chennai were administered the polio drops. The last phase was held in February.
India has reported its first case of polio but its vaccine derived polio virus (VDPV) and not caused by the wild polio virus. A five-month-old child from the Murshidabad district of West Bengal has got infected with the virus
Two weeks after WHO took India off the polio-endemic list it seems that the disease is back in the country. An 18 month old female child was admitted to a state hospital in Kolkata with suspected polio on Monday. The child hails
It’s official. India has been taken off the polio endemic list by the World Health Organisation.
India, which has been polio-free for over a year now, was today taken off the list of polio endemic countries by the World Health
In the late 80s India had over two lakh polio cases in a single year. The response to the Pulse polio campaign which started in 1994 has been tremendous and in 2011 India didn’t have one single polio case. Prime Minister
The Nationwide Immunization campaign for Polio will start Sunday in which more than 17 crore children of less than 5 years of age will be given polio drops.
With India reporting no polio cases last year, Health Minister Ghulam