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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
# Rehab

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

Feb 18th 2018, 8:30 PM 12,737 Views 12 Comments

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'
# POLIO
# POLIO

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

Dec 11th 2016, 1:00 PM 29,521 Views 26 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 24th 2015, 8:00 AM 210 Views 2 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Jul 23rd 2014, 11:09 AM 3,010 Views 19 Comments

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
# Protection
# Protection

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

Jul 11th 2014, 6:45 AM 4,160 Views 12 Comments

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...
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

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

May 22nd 2014, 8:18 AM 8,894 Views 6 Comments

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
# WHO

Spread of polio is now an official international health emergency

May 5th 2014, 2:42 PM 16,162 Views 27 Comments

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
# Infectious Disease
# Infectious Disease

Experts warn that the polio outbreak in Syria may threaten Europe

Nov 9th 2013, 8:15 AM 7,350 Views 25 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

UN warns of Syria polio outbreak after cluster of cases reported

Oct 22nd 2013, 11:51 AM 3,888 Views 14 Comments

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

Afghanistan and Pakistan a ‘potential reservoir’ for spreading polio
# POLIO
# POLIO

Afghanistan and Pakistan a ‘potential reservoir’ for spreading polio

Jul 4th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,338 Views 5 Comments

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
# INFECTIONS
# INFECTIONS

Superdrug could cure all viral infections

Aug 11th 2011, 2:07 PM 1,397 Views 11 Comments

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