poliovirus - updates

Rappler's latest stories on poliovirus


Strain of wild poliovirus eradicated – World Health Organization

Oct 24, 2019 - 5:53 PM

An independent panel, chaired by WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, concludes the required criteria has been met to 'verify that this strain is truly gone,' the United Nations health agency says

POLIO FIGHT. Pakistani children shows her finger marked with ink on a fingertip that shows she received a polio vaccine at a school slum in Lahore, Pakistan, April 18, 2016. Photo from Shutterstock

DOH warning: Philippines at high risk for polio

Aug 17, 2019 - 6:51 PM

The Department of Health sees a high risk for transmission of poliovirus because of low vaccination coverage, poor early surveillance of polio symptoms, and substandard sanitation practices

HIGH RISK FOR POLIO. The Department of Health says the Philippines is at high risk for poliovirus transmission and advices parents to get children under 5 vaccinated to prevent the disease.

WHO takes Nigeria off global list of polio-endemic countries

Sep 27, 2015 - 7:53 AM

The announcement leaves just two countries – Pakistan and Afghanistan – on the list

A health worker administers an oral polio vaccine to a child, in Herat, Afghanistan, 18 August 2015. Photo by Jalil Rezayee/EPA

PH 'exported' measles to other countries

Aug 27, 2014 - 7:02 PM

The health department records 6 287 laboratory confirmed cases of measles for 2014

Pakistan to set up polio vaccination points at airports

May 06, 2014 - 2:46 PM

Pakistan is heeding the appeal of the WHO for it to ensure all residents and long term visitors receive a polio vaccine between 4 weeks and a year before traveling abroad