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Emergency approval sends new oral polio vaccine to front lines, bypassing clinical trials

To stem a growing polio crisis, health officials are accelerating the development of a new oral vaccine with plans for emergency ...
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More children sickened by polio vaccine than by wild virus

Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and Angola have experienced nine new cases of polio caused by the ...
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‘Time to finish the job’: One wild polio strain stands in the way of eradication of the disease

The international effort to achieve [polio eradication] passed a major milestone [recently] with the worldwide eradication of wild poliovirus type ...
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Switching to a new polio vaccine was supposed to be a step forward. Now some experts suggest going back

Three years ago, the leaders of the international campaign to eradicate polio pulled off a landmark feat, phasing out a problematic ...
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Historical amnesia: Measles outbreaks remind us why it’s perilous to forget life before vaccines

I suffer, like most people, from a notorious Catch-22: Vaccines save us from diseases, then cause us to forget the ...
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We’ve almost eradicated Polio. But recent measles outbreaks show us why the battle isn’t over.

[T]he polio campaign must push on across the finish line. Failure to do so could have dire consequences. ... For ...
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Could a virus be causing mysterious ‘polio-like’ disease affecting children?

Researchers say they have strong new evidence that a virus is involved in a rare and puzzling polio-like condition that ...
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Polio almost eradicated. Here’s why we can’t simply ‘declare victory’

So far this year, there have been six known cases of polio infection, in Afghanistan and Pakistan—two of the three countries left ...
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Absence of a ‘smoking gun’ pathogen has stymied efforts to solve AFM mystery illness paralyzing children

What some are calling an "unprecedented mystery respiratory illness" is being reported in the Rockies and across the Midwest. Contributing ...
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Chasing the virus behind surging polio-like illness

[Fall 2014] Kevin Messacar, a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Colorado, started seeing a wave of children with inexplicable paralysis. All of ...
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Why polio remains surprisingly hard to eradicate

Polio retains a foothold in Pakistan—and will likely continue to do so as long as basic health services are neglected ...
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Developing vaccines that train our innate immune system to be stronger

It's possible to train our immune system to more accurately attack antigens ...
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Polio eradicated? Health officials mobilizing against AFM–rare polio-like condition

Cases of a rare condition that is characterized by polio-like symptoms have ballooned in North America and elsewhere. Here is ...