Sudan militants spark "huge risk" in lab with samples of deadly viruses
Warring forces have occupied Sudan's national laboratory in Khartoum, a situation the local WHO chief described as "extremely dangerous."
Polio Outbreak: What Does New York's Disaster Emergency Mean?
"On polio, we simply cannot roll the dice," New York State Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said Friday, urging New Yorkers to get vaccinated against the virus.
Itzhak Perlman: I Had Polio—Its Resurgence Angers Me When We Have a Vaccine
If the vaccine had been available at the time I had polio, I would have had it. It's a no-brainer. Polio is not fun. People suffer.
How COVID Opened a 'Pandora's Box' of Monkeypox, Polio and Other Diseases
The world seems to be entering a new, deadly era of health threats from infectious diseases—old ones we thought we'd wiped out, and new ones on the rise
How Vaccine-Derived Polio Gave a Boost to the Anti-Vax Movement
Ironically, polio poses a risk only to those who remain unvaccinated.
Fact Check: Is Vaccine-Derived Polio Causing Spike in Cases in the West?
Some believe that the spike in cases is caused by a strain caused by an oral vaccine, which has been integral in eradicating the virus.
Polio in NYC: Less Than 70 Percent of Kids Vaxxed In These Neighborhoods
In New York City overall, 86.2 percent of the children had all three doses of the vaccine.
When Do Kids Get A Polio Vaccine? What to Know Amid New Detection
Polio has been detected in wastewater samples taken in New York and London, and health officials are urging people to receive vaccinations.
Polio Detected in U.S. Sewage Days After U.K. Tests
"For every one case of paralytic polio identified, hundreds more may be undetected," New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said.
Is the Polio Vaccine Still Required in U.S. and Why Was OPV Stopped?
Widespread vaccinations efforts have helped to eradicate polio—a potentially debilitating or deadly disease—in the wild across most of the globe.
First U.S. Polio Case Detected in Nearly a Decade: How Virus Transmits
The New York State Department of Health announced on Thursday that the polio case was found in Rockland County.
Polio Vaccine Warning As Virus Resurfaces in U.K. After Decades
The U.K. health authority announced that the poliovirus had been detected in London sewage.
After 16 Months With no Polio Cases, Philippines Outbreak Over: WHO, UNICEF
The WHO and UNICEF say the polio outbreak in the Philippines has ended after 16 months have passed with no detected cases. The nation administered 30 million polio vaccines doses since the disease's resurgence in 2019.
CDC Warns of Potential Fall Outbreak of Polio-like Acute Flaccid Myelitis
If left untreated, the condition can cause permanent paralysis and life-threatening complications from respiratory failure.
Scientists Think Treatment for Common Cold Might Be a Step Closer
At the moment, there are no antiviral drugs that can treat or prevent rhinoviruses and enteroviruses.
Polio Survivor, 82, Among Last in U.S. to Use Iron Lung
Mona Randolph is one of three people in the U.S. who still uses an iron lung.
Cancer: The Poliovirus Could Help Fight Brain Tumors
Researchers found that a genetically engineered poliovirus could treat the most common form of brain cancer.
Polio Outbreak Declared in Papua New Guinea
The number of global polio cases has declined by over 99 percent since 1988.
Polio Has Not Returned to Venezuela, WHO Says
But the country's economic crisis has led to shortages of vaccines and medicine.
Polio Back in Venezuela As Crisis Cripples Healthcare
Ongoing economic turmoil has led to a shortage of vaccines for the deadly virus.
Could Polio Soon Be Eradicated?
The lessons infectious disease preparedness and response researchers are learning in Pakistan, during what's hopefully a final push against polio, will also apply elsewhere, as public health experts work to wipe out other infectious diseases around the world.
Should Parents Go To Jail For Refusing To Vaccinate?
Should avoiding vaccines be treated like a crime? Increasingly it is.
Vaccinations to Become Compulsory in France
Three vaccines, for diphtheria, tetanus and poliomyelitis, are already mandatory in France.
Vaccine Shortage Threatens Polio Eradication Efforts
An unexplained shortage of the injectable version of the vaccine slows attempts to kill polio in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.
Nigeria: Two Children Paralyzed by Polio
Two children have been paralyzed by the virus in Borno, the heartland of Boko Haram.
Millions of Ukrainian Children at Risk From New Epidemics
Vaccination rates have fallen dramatically in the last few years, and the conflict is making things worse.
Let's Celebrate the Man Who Conquered Polio
If we were to act today with the same imagination as Dr. Salk we could wipe out polio for good.
For Parents in Pakistan, It's Vaccinate or Face Jail
"There is no mercy, we have decided to deal with the refusal cases with iron hands."
I Hesitated Before Vaccinating My Daughter—And I'm a Doctor
Chad Hayes on why he allowed his baby to be given all the shots.
Polio-Related Murders Kill More Than the Disease Itself
With four more health workers killed this week, trying to eradicate the virus is a dangerous job