Kenya will not be certified polio-free this year as planned as live viruses have been found in sewage samples collected from Nairobi.

The government is on a high alert after experts from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) and Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported finding traces of a vaccine-derived p

Vaccination has successfully reduced the burden of infectious diseases worldwide, but stagnating immunization coverage and lack of effective vaccines for many endemic and newly emerging pathogens pose a threat to sustainable global health. In light of World Immunization Week 2018, which highlights the importance of high vaccination coverage, Nature Communications is taking stock of current advances and barriers in vaccine development and distribution. (Editorial)

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CHENNAI: The state government kick-started the second phase of the pulse polio immunisation campaign on Sunday with close to 65 lakh children below the age of five receiving oral form of the vaccin

Kinshasa — THE outbreak of poliovirus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is feared to spread to neighbouring countries as thousands flee the war-torn country.

ABUJA - When a rumour surfaced in 2003 that Nigeria’s polio vaccine was possibly being contaminated with anti-fertility agents a boycott of the vaccine ensued and the country’s polio immunisation c

Meerut: On the occasion of the National Immunisation Day, a polio eradication drive was launched by health department officials on Sunday.

Trichy: More than 2.68 lakh children were administered polio vaccine at the polio immunisation drive that was conducted across the district on Sunday.

GURUGRAM: The health department has vaccinated 3,500 children in the entire district under the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) drive, thus achieving a target of 100 per cent.

The Chandigarh health department is also approaching the UT police so that one constable accompanies every team during the vaccination drive.

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