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.

Dr Kabir Ibrahim, the Executive Secretary, Jigawa Primary Healthcare Development Agency (JSPHDA) said that the state has not recorded any new polio case in six years.

Scientists warn a campaign to eradicate polio in central Africa is falling short because of upheaval in the Lake Chad Basin area, where the Boko Haram militant group remains active.

Africa is on the verge of eradicating polio if the current momentum is sustained through improved surveillance, vaccination and public awareness, a WHO official said on Tuesday.

As co-chair of the foundation she started with her husband Bill, Melinda Gates is the world's leading woman philanthropist.

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