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Outbreak Of Polio P2 Strain Allegedly Covered Up In Pakistan, Guardian Reports; Former, Current Pakistani Health Officials Deny Cover Up

The Guardian: Pakistan accused of cover-up over fresh polio outbreak “Officials in Pakistan have been accused of covering up an outbreak of the most dangerous strain of polio and planning a covert vaccination program to contain the disease. According to a source in Pakistan’s polio eradication program and documentation seen…

Philippines Officials Announce 4th Polio Case Since Re-Emergence Of Disease In September

Xinhua: Philippines confirms 4th polio case since outbreak in September “The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed a fourth polio case in the country, saying that another child has tested positive for the disease in the southern Philippines. Health Secretary Francisco Duque said in a statement late Tuesday that…

U.K. DFID To Provide Up To £400M To Help Vaccinate Children Against Polio

U.K. Department For International Development: U.K. aid to help vaccinate more than 400 million children a year against polio “International Development Secretary Alok Sharma has pledged new U.K. aid support to help vaccinate more than 400 million children a year against polio. Without this new support, tens of thousands of…

Philippines Health Department Confirms 3rd Polio Case After Reemergence Of Disease

CNN Philippines: Health dept. confirms third polio case “The Health Department has confirmed the third polio case in the country after the communicable disease reappeared in nearly two decades. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the third confirmed case is a four-year-old girl from Datu Piang town in Maguindanao province…

U.N. Agencies Announce Progress In Worldwide Efforts To Eradicate Polio On World Day

U.N. News: World is closer than ever to seeing polio disappear for good “In a ‘historic achievement for humanity,’ two of three wild poliovirus strains have been eliminated worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday, following the conclusion by a group of experts that WPV3, type three of…

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