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#POLIO

# polio - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Why polio survivors say they've been 'abandoned' by the charity it says used to support them

Rehab uses the former grounds of the Polio Fellowship, after it merged in the 1980s, but campaigners say they no longer receive support.

# polio - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Living in an Iron Lung: 'It was a long, airtight coffin-shaped box with my head sticking out at one end'

Paralysed by polio at the age of 15, Jim Costello wants those who oppose vaccination to look at him and reconsider their views.

# polio - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

‘I was devastated at receiving a diagnosis for a condition that has no cure’

Geraldine O’Neill was diagnosed with post-polio syndrome in 2002. It’s a condition that not many people know about.

# polio - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Polio 'adding to Syria's humanitarian disaster' say aid agencies

A major vaccination campaign is underway, but UNICEF and WHO say aid workers need better and safer access to children in danger.

# polio - Friday 11 July, 2014

An extra dose of polio vaccine helps boost immunity in under 5s

Researchers in India and the UK recommended a dose of IPV be added to vaccination programmes in polio-endemic countries.

# polio - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Heading long-haul this summer? Get the polio vaccination, says the HSE...

The recommendation applies to a number of African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries.

# polio - Monday 5 May, 2014

Spread of polio is now an official international health emergency WHO

Spread of polio is now an official international health emergency

The World Health Organisation declared the emergency following a meeting today about wild poliovirus.

# polio - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Experts warn that the polio outbreak in Syria may threaten Europe

Two experts have warned that areas such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine and Austria, where vaccination coverage is low, could be most at risk.

# polio - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

UN warns of Syria polio outbreak after cluster of cases reported

A cluster of potential cases came to light in recent weeks. It comes as efforts continue to stage a peace conference aimed at resolving the ongoing conflict.

# polio - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

Afghanistan and Pakistan a ‘potential reservoir’ for spreading polio

Security issues mean that up to 40 per cent children in some parts are not vaccinated.

# polio - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Superdrug could cure all viral infections

US researchers say they’ve developed a drug that could cure the common cold, ‘flu and other ailments not affected by antibiotics.

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