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Tag: Polio

UK on alert as polio virus detected in London sewage

The virus has continued to evolve and is now classified as a vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2.

Polio Sub-National Immunisation day in 11 states, UTs from June 19
Polio Sub-National Immunisation day in 11 states, UTs from June 19

During the campaign, around 3.9 crore children less than 5 years of age are targeted to be given polio drops through booth, house-to-house, mobile and transit teams.

Centre Defers National Polio Immunisation Programme

New Delhi: The National Polio immunisation programme, as part of which children in the age group of 0-5 years are administered polio drops, has been deferred “till further notice” by the Centre citing “unforeseen activities”. The National Immunisation Day (NID), commonly known as Pulse Polio Immunisation programme, was scheduled for January 17 across India. The […]

Africa Declared Wild Poliovirus Free, But Polio Threat Remains

New Delhi: Africa has been declared free from wild poliovirus. The milestone comes four years after Nigeria – the last polio-endemic country in Africa – recorded its final case of wild poliovirus. “Rotary International and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are proud to announce a historic public health achievement as the […]

Odisha issues OPV advisory for travellers

Odisha government issued an advisory for international travellers visiting seven polio prone countries

Odisha records 5yrs without polio cases

Bhubaneswar: With the World Health Organisation (WHO) is all set to declare India “polio-free” for not a single case of the crippling disease being reported in the past three years, Odisha on Monday claimed that the last case of the vaccine-preventable disease was detected some five years ago in the state. “As per records, the […]