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Sep 30, 2019
A newly designed vaccine may help stamp out remaining polio cases worldwideHealth officials are campaigning to eliminate all oral vaccines and rely on injected vaccines containing killed virus.
Sep 06, 2019
India's vaccine scenario: A success story marred with regulatory lapsesThough the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare has a National Vaccine Policy document, it does not address all the problems associated with UIP.
Jun 27, 2019
WHO, UNICEF join hands with local authorities for polio vaccine campaign in SomaliaFifteen children have died in Somalia and the virus is spreading to the neighbouring state of Ethiopia.
Mar 09, 2019
Three-day pulse polio vaccination drive across India to start from 10 March: Centre postponed 3 Feb event due to lack of vaccinesThis year, there will be only one round of the annual polio drive in India. The campaign is usually held in two phases every year. India was officially declared polio-free by the World Health Organisation in 2014
Feb 21, 2019
Fawad Khan booked after his wife refuses to administer anti-polio vaccination to daughterAn FIR has been registered against Fawad Khan after his wife 'resisted and then misbehaved with the (anti-polio) team', refusing to administer the polio drops to their daughter
Oct 24, 2018
World Polio Day: Why the disease persists, 18 years after the WHO deadline to eradicate itIn 1988, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced an ambitious campaign to rid the world of polio by 2000. It’s 2018, and polio still persists in pockets, including cases of vaccine-derived polio in India.
Oct 08, 2018
Polio vaccine contamination puts 1 in 2 lakh children at risk, that's not dangerousWHO decided that the 'risk' of vaccine-induced poliomyelitis by type 2 poliovirus is not acceptable as it had not been found for over 2 decades.
Oct 06, 2018
Oral polio vaccine contamination has doctors concerned due to shortage of safer injectable optionsThe contamination of oral polio vaccine has increased concerns among doctors because of the constant shortage of a safer injectable polio vaccine.
Sep 30, 2018
Probe ordered after eradicated type 2 polio virus found in oral vaccine; Ghaziabad pharma company MD heldThe Health Ministry has ordered a probe after traces of polio type 2 virus were found in some batches of oral polio vaccine (OPV) manufactured by a Ghaziabad-based pharmaceutical company, even as the firm's managing director was arrested Saturday
Mar 27, 2018
On Tuesday, fourth anniversary of India being declared Polio-free, take our quiz about the deadly diseaseThe World Health Organisation (WHO) had certified India as being 'Polio-free' on 27 March, 2014, making it the fourth anniversary of the declaration on Tuesday.