Polio virus cases confirmed in Lahore, DI Khan

The National Emergency Operations Center has confirmed type 1 wild poliovirus in Lahore and Dera Ismail Khan. According to the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC), samples were collected from Lahore on November 17 and Dera Ismail Khan on November 19. These samples were sent to the Pakistan National Polio Laboratory for testing.
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Dangerous polio virus confirmed in LahoreFGN News

Lahore: Type 1 wild polio virus has been confirmed in environmental samples taken from Lahore, the capital of Punjab province. This is the fourth sample of wild polio virus confirmed from Lahore this year. According to details, the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) confirmed the presence of type 1 wild...
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Can Polio Be Cured and Is There a Cure? These are the Facts

Not long ago polio in children attracted the attention of the people of Indonesia. A 7-year-old boy in Pidie, Aceh, was stricken with polio and paralyzed his legs. This case then makes parents worry, Mother. Not without reason, Indonesia itself has received a polio-free certificate since 2014. Please note, polio...
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Is polio making a comeback?

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — If it seems like we’ve been battling one virus after another for the past two years, you’re right. Federal officials are now stepping up to monitor and potentially fight the spread of polio. It’s a disease that spreads from person to person and can cause paralysis and death in people who are not vaccinated against it.

How the Polio Vaccine You Got as a Kid Protects You Now

A case of polio in New York is causing some people to worry, especially if they have not kept track of their childhood immunizations. However, most adults in the U.S. are presumed to be immune. “The risk to the general population here is extremely low because most individuals in Connecticut...
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Lancaster Medical Heritage Museum opens at new site at Lancaster General Health campus

Lancaster’s medical museum will have a new name, a new site and regular open-to-the-public hours for the first time starting Saturday with its grand opening. With the mission of protecting and preserving Lancaster County medical history, Lancaster Medical Heritage Museum – located at 410 N. Lime St. in Lancaster city – will include an iron lung from the 1950s polio epidemic, exhibitions on ophthalmology, dentistry, family medicine and pandemics and prevention and a hands-on section to learn the five skills doctors must know.

5 Fast Facts About Vaccines

It is believed that vaccines are a simple and effective way of protecting yourself and your loved ones from serious health risks. So have you thought about getting your child vaccinated, but you aren’t sure about it? Though it’s completely normal to have hesitations about vaccines, getting them is the best way to keep your kids safe.

Is Polio Re-Emerging in the US?

The wild poliovirus had been eliminated in the US for more than 4 decades until it resurfaced in July, when the New York State Department of Health reported a case of vaccine-derived poliovirus to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1 The patient, a young adult from Rockland County, New York, just outside of New York City, had not been vaccinated.

Epidemiologist lays out her COVID-19 ‘campaign of honesty’

WHEN THE CORONAVIRUS vaccines first emerged, they were shown to have 94 to 95 percent efficacy in preventing symptomatic COVID-19. It was a situation where the message from public health officials was fairly simple – get the shot and help prevent the spread of the disease. Vaccine mandates, passports, and other measures were all deemed smart public health policy.
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UNICEF expresses hope of eliminating polio in Pakistan

After remaining free of the disease for almost 15 months, Pakistan reported ,last April, a case of this highly infectious condition caused by a poliovirus, which mainly affects children under five years of age. The virus enters the nervous system and causes paralysis and even death, and vaccination is the...

Health Unit resuming enforcement of vaccinations for school kids - 93.3 myFM

The HKPR District Health Unit is required under the ISPA to collect and maintain up-to-date immunization records and valid exemptions for all children attending school in the region. All students between the ages of 4 to 17 must be vaccinated according to Ontario’s Immunization Schedule, which includes vaccinations against diphtheria,...

Five-day anti-polio campaign begins in nine districts of KP

Peshawar: A five-day anti-polio sub-national immunization campaign begins in nine districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday. According to the Emergency Operation Center, the districts include Peshawar, Nowshera, Bajaur, Mohmand, Swat, Khyber, DI Khan, Tank and South Waziristan. More than two million children of five years of age will be vaccinated...