Provision of Immunization Services

To Keep Polio At Bay, Israel Revaccinates A Million Kids

To Keep Polio At Bay, Israel Revaccinates A Million Kids

 

Israel is in the midst of a massive, emergency immunization drive of all children under the age of 9 against polio.

Why?

Health workers detected the virus in southern Israel in February. Since then, they've found it in 85 different sewage samples across the country, the said Wednesday. Yet so far, no children have gotten sick or been paralyzed by the virus.

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Polio breaks out amid militant threats in Pakistan

Polio breaks out amid militant threats in Pakistan

 

September 2, 2013 -- Syed Wali desperately wants to immunize his three young children against polio but fears the Islamic militants who banned the vaccine from this remote area in northwest Pakistan will catch him if he tries to smuggle it in.

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Thousands at risk as Pakistan warns of fresh polio outbreak

Thousands at risk as Pakistan warns of fresh polio outbreak

 

August 28, 2013 -- Health officials in Pakistan on Wednesday warned of a serious polio outbreak after the disease was detected in 16 children in a tribal district where militant groups have banned vaccination.

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High Court turns down suit by opponents to oral polio vaccine campaign

High Court turns down suit by opponents to oral polio vaccine campaign

 

August 29, 2013 -- The High Court of Justice on Thursday rejected a petition by an organization that tried to stop the oral polio vaccination campaign.

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Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists

Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists

 

Poor people spend so much mental energy on the immediate problems of paying bills and cutting costs that they are left with less capacity to deal with other complex but important tasks, including education, training or managing their time, suggests research published on Thursday.

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J&J hunts for dengue fever drugs in tie-up with academia

J&J hunts for dengue fever drugs in tie-up with academia

 

August 29, 2013 -- Johnson & Johnson is joining the hunt for drugs to treat dengue fever - the world's fastest-spreading tropical disease - by linking with academic researchers in Belgium and the Wellcome Trust medical charity.

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Vaccinating Babies For Rotavirus Protects The Whole Family

Vaccinating Babies For Rotavirus Protects The Whole Family

 

August 27, 2013 -- A 7-year-old vaccine that has drastically cut intestinal infections in infants is benefiting the rest of America, too.

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