Use polio vaccine in Covid fight: Experts

Study finds OPV given to patients can help in killing the virus faster, prevent older people from contracting it

published on : 2nd November 2020

Oral polio vaccine may be protecting young Indians from COVID-19, finds study

The long-term immune response generated by OPV might also protect from SARS-CoV-2 because of biological similarities it shares with OPV type I and type III viruses. 

published on : 30th October 2020

Pakistan could be next polio-free country: WHO

The remarks were made by the WHO's Country Representative Palitha Mahipala at an event on Saturday to mark World Polio Day, reports Dawn news.

published on : 25th October 2020

Polio networks bolster COVID-19 pandemic response in WHO South-East Asia Region

Within weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak, the integrated surveillance and immunization networks in five polio priority countries of the Region were re-purposed to support preparedness and response.

published on : 23rd October 2020

Polio left Saritha disabled, official apathy disgraces her daily

For most people, the biggest worry during the pandemic has been protecting themselves and their family from the virus.

published on : 19th September 2020

Pakistan reports nine new cases of polio amid eradication drive

Of the nine, two were the wild poliovirus cases that were reported from Rahim Yar Khan district of Punjab and Killa Saifullah of Balochistan, paralysing the children completely.

published on : 18th September 2020

Kejriwal government directs Delhi schools to depute teachers for polio immunisation programme

The target of programme will be to identify and cover each and every child of less than five years of age, a senior Directorate of Education official said.

published on : 18th September 2020

UN says new polio outbreak in Sudan caused by oral vaccine

In rare instances, the live polio virus in the oral vaccine can mutate into a form capable of sparking new outbreaks.

published on : 2nd September 2020

Africa now free of wild poliovirus, but polio threat remains

The announcement by the African Regional Certification Commission for Polio Eradication comes after no cases have been reported for four years.

published on : 25th August 2020

Pakistan resumes polio campaign after coronavirus pause

A further 2.8 million newborns also missed out on polio vaccinations during the pause.

published on : 20th July 2020

Over 800,000 children to be vaccinated against polio in Pakistan

The plan to re-launch the anti-polio drive was made possible due to reduction of new coronavirus cases in the country, an NIH official said.

published on : 14th July 2020

Infant dies after taking polio vaccine in Maharashtra's Palghar

The baby was given a dose of polio drops on Tuesday afternoon and according to his parents, he did not wake up the next morning

published on : 8th July 2020

Polio vaccine for COVID-19 'testable', may offer limited protection: Scientists

With a vaccine for COVID-19 at least a year away, scientists say repurposing already safe and effective vaccines is the way to go for immediate relief against COVID-19.

published on : 19th June 2020

Tuberculosis, Polio vaccines being 'considered' to fight COVID-19

If shown effective, those vaccines could potentially provide protection against the second wave of coronavirus, according to the Post.

published on : 12th June 2020

Pakistan army chief says anti-polio campaign to restart soon

Pakistan had hoped to eliminate the disease in 2018 when only 12 cases were reported, but there was a surge in new cases the following year.

published on : 11th June 2020
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