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Fighting against polio in Manghopir at her own risk


In Manghopir, the health centre is heavily guarded. A Rangers mobile stands at the gate. Uniformed soldiers stand in position; their overused AK-47s pointing at the main road ahead. 723 more words


Double vaccines 'could hasten the end of polio'

This is an interesting piece on the current global fight against Polio, written by James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website.

Using both types of polio vaccine could speed up efforts to free the world of the disease, research suggests. 406 more words

Salk or Sabin? Using Both Polio Vaccines is Best, Study Reports

New research appears to have resolved a polio vaccine debate raging for more than 50 years: Is it more appropriate to use the oral, attenuated vaccine developed by Albert Sabin, MD, or the inactivated, injectable vaccine that Jonas Salk, MD, introduced? 608 more words

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Polio vaccine most effective when oral, injectable doses used in tandem, study finds

For decades scientists have debated whether injectable or oral polio vaccine is the best option for trying to finish the job of eradicating polio.

Now a new study offers an answer: Both. 613 more words


Polio's Two Vaccines Are More Effective When They're Combined

When it comes to fighting a virus, having as many weapons as possible, especially in the form of vaccines that can prevent infection, is certainly welcome. 694 more words

Jonas Salk and the Polio Comeback

Jonas Salk, you should know this name, but chances are you don’t. He was the inventor of the polio vaccine, a disease that was feared more than the atomic bomb. 968 more words


Polio - New resistant strain found in the Congo outbreak

With the outbreak of Ebola on the front of every newspaper, the impact that diseases can have on the world population has been bought to attention. 272 more words

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