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  • How does polio spread? What are the symptoms? Here’s what we know
    The polio virus is considered very contagious and spreads mostly from person to person, through contaminated water and via fecal particles.
    Health
    Aug 12
  • Polio detected in NYC’s sewage, virus likely spreading among the unvaccinated: officials
    The virus that causes polio has been found in New York City's wastewater in another sign that the disease is quietly spreading among unvaccinated people, health officials said.
    Health
    Aug 12
  • MLHU sends out over 41K letters as it catches up on student immunization records
    For those who still need to be immunized, shots will be offered by local health-care providers, as well as at the MLHU's mass vaccination clinics.
    Health
    Aug 12
  • Federal government announces $500K for monkeypox initiatives in B.C. and Alberta
    More than $500,000 will go to local organizations in  B.C. and Alberta to combat the spread of monkeypox, focusing on communities most impacted by the virus, the government says.
    Canada
    Aug 12
  • After 1st U.S. polio case in a decade, doctors in Canada stress vaccination
    One expert said some parents are opting not to vaccinate their kids and the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed vaccination such as polio vaccine for some children.
    Health
    Jul 26
  • New York records 1st polio case in over a decade
    Polio invades the nervous system and can cause irreversible paralysis within hours. It cannot be cured, but infection can be prevented by vaccination.
    Health
    Jul 21
  • We’ve almost eliminated polio worldwide. Here’s how.
    Polio used to infect hundreds of thousands of children each year around the world. Now, it's less than 200.
    Health
    Oct 27, 2019
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  • Polio found in London, U.K. sewage, but risk of mass infection considered low
    Polio has been detected in sewage samples in the British capital — the first sign since the 1980s that the virus could be spreading in the country, but no cases have been found.
    Health
    Jun 22
  • A polio disaster helped shape vaccine safety. Here’s why that matters for the coronavirus
    Vaccine misinformation is rampant amid the coronavirus pandemic.
    Canada
    Nov 21, 2020
  • 2 out of 3 kinds of polio have been eliminated, health officials to announce
    This is only the third human disease-causing pathogen to be eliminated in history.
    Health
    Oct 23, 2019
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  • Kelowna, Penticton Rotary clubs work to eradicate polio
    The Penticton and Kelowna Rotary clubs are working to raise funds to help eradicate polio worldwide. Polio infrastructure has been used to help respond to COVID-19.
    Canada
    Oct 24, 2021
  • Plans underway to monitor Canadian sewage for monkeypox, polio traces: Tam
    Canada's chief public health officer says plans are underway to sift through Canadian sewage to test for and measure new health threats like monkeypox and polio.
    Health
    Aug 12
  • Africa to be declared free of wild polio
    The World Health Organization is set to declare Africa free of wild polio.
    Health
    Aug 25, 2020
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  • ‘These diseases are now vaccine-preventable’: the parallels between polio and COVID-19
    'Many people who decline to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are actually enjoying the benefits of vaccination themselves right now," due to childhood polio shots,' one doctor said.
    Health
    Oct 24, 2021
  • Polio spread in Cameroon a concern: WHO expert
    The Canadian official who heads the WHO's polio eradication effort says evidence of polio in Cameroon is currently one of the most concerning.
    Health
    Apr 14, 2014
  • Polio-like illnesses called a ‘rare phenomenon’
    More than a dozen children in California have developed an extremely rare, polio-like syndrome within the past year that within days paralyzed one or more of the children's arms or legs.
    Health
    Feb 25, 2014
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  • WHO declares spread of polio an international public health emergency
    For the first time ever, the World Health Organization declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency.
    Health
    May 6, 2014
  • N.B. polio survivor encourages Canadians to get vaccinated for COVID-19 when vaccine is developed
    NB polio survivor encourages Canadians to get vaccinated against COVID-19 if and when a vaccine is developed.
    Canada
    Jun 2, 2020
  • Polio outbreak in Cameroon poses threat to African neighbours: WHO
    Analysis of polio viruses from Cameroon suggests they have been circulating unchecked and undetected for at least a couple of years.
    Health
    Apr 11, 2014
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  • Polio suspected in war-torn Syria; WHO says potential exists for large outbreak
    The World Health Organization says it believes polio has erupted in war-torn Syria, a dire development in the fight to eradicate the disease.
    Health
    Oct 19, 2013
  • Philippines vaccinates millions as cases of polio appear
    Two children have contracted polio in the Philippines, the first cases since 1993.
    Health
    Sep 20, 2019
  • One of 2 remaining types of polio viruses may be wiped out; not seen in a year
    The effort to rid the world of polio is too often a journey of one step forward and two steps back, with the heartbreaking news that polio is crippling toddlers in war-ravaged Syria the most recent evidence of that stuttering progress.
    Health
    Nov 10, 2013
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