Polio


  • How to Wipe Out Polio and Prevent Its Re-Emergence
    Public health officials stand poised to eliminate polio from the planet. But a new study shows that the job won't be over when the last case of the horrible paralytic disease is recorded. Using disease-transmission models, University of Michigan graduate research fellow ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Duke's Poliovirus Study Finds That Less is More
    A modified poliovirus therapy that is showing promising results for patients with glioblastoma brain tumors works best at a low dosage, according to the research team at Duke's Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center where the investigational therapy is being pioneered. The ...More
    June 1, 2015 Posted in News
  • Paper Highlights Final Steps to Polio Eradication
    April 12, 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Jonas Salk's landmark polio vaccine trial results, which confirmed that the first vaccine against polio was safe and effective. A new review, which was published online ahead of print in Future Microbiology, ...More
    April 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • Polio Vaccination with Microneedle Patches Receives Funding for Patch Development, Clinical Trial
    The Georgia Institute of Technology and Micron Biomedical have been awarded $2.5 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance the development of dissolvable microneedle patches for polio immunization. The patches will be studied to evaluate ...More
    February 25, 2015 Posted in News
  • Lighting Up a New Path for Novel Synthetic Polio Vaccine
    Scientists from the UK and U.S. are using technology that helped in the design of a new synthetic vaccine to combat the foot and mouth disease virus (FMDV) to now target the virus that causes polio. The synthetic vaccine that is currently being engineered in collaboration ...More
    February 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • Separate Circulating Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses Confirmed in South Sudan and Madagascar
    In separate and unrelated events, circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPVs) have been confirmed in South Sudan and Madagascar, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In South Sudan, two cases due to cVDPV type 2 (cVDPV2) have been confirmed. The strains ...More
    November 17, 2014 Posted in News
  • Rotary Marks World Polio Day 2014 With $44.7 Million in Grants to Fight Polio
    With the world very close to eliminating polio from the planet, the effort is receiving an additional $44.7 million boost from Rotary International to support immunization activities, surveillance, and research spearheaded by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which ...More
    October 22, 2014 Posted in News
  • Two New Cases of Poliovirus in Cameroon are Reported
    In Cameroon, two new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported from the East Region, with onset of paralysis on June 26, 2014 and July 9, 2014. Genetic sequencing of these latest isolated viruses confirms continued wild poliovirus circulation, gaps in surveillance ...More
    September 8, 2014 Posted in News
  • Mutated Polio Virus Breaches Vaccine Protection
    Thanks to effective vaccination, polio is considered nearly eradicated. Each year only a few hundred people are stricken worldwide. However, scientists of the University of Bonn, together with colleagues from Gabon, are reporting alarming findings: a mutated virus that was ...More
    August 21, 2014 Posted in News
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