Polio Strain Resistant to Vaccine was Responsible for 2010 Congo Outbreak

A vaccine resistant mutation of the poliovirus was the cause of the major 2010 polio outbreak in DR Congo Research published in the scientific journal ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences‘ has shown that a mutated strain of the poliovirus was responsible for a 2010 outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which claimed 209 lives. It was initially …

Amidst severe polio outbreaks in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the WHO says that a "co-ordinated international response" is needed. Studies show that an extra dose of the of Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) may be the solution.

Extra Dose of Inactivated Polio Vaccine Provides Stronger Protection in Children

Amidst severe polio outbreaks in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the WHO says that a “coordinated international response” is needed. Studies show that an extra dose of the of Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) may be the solution. As the WHO has declared the spread of polio an “international public health emergency,” growing pressure has been placed on co-coordinating an international …

Mass Immunization of Polio

Mass Immunization Of Polio

Immunization Program Begins In Kurdistan Relief agencies and partners of the UN have increased healthcare efforts in Iraq, starting with a massive polio vaccination campaign in the capital of Baghdad. As well as an initiative aimed at improving healthcare in Kurdistan. According to a UN World Health Organization representative, the agencies are working closely with UNICEF to vaccinate as many …

WHO Declares spread of Wild Poliovirus a ‘Public Health Emergency of International concern’

Last week the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Committee declared the continued spread of wild poliovirus across multiple countries a public health emergancy of international concern. The move was made in an attempt to stifle the virus before it could reverse the work that has already taken place across the world to eradicate one of the most deadly viruses in human …

Shantha’s Pentavalent Pediatric Vaccine prequalified by World Health Organization

Shan5(TM) is the first vaccine jointly developed by the Indian company and its parent company Sanofi Pasteur WHO’s decision allows for the purchase of Shan5(TM) by United Nations agencies May 5, 2014 Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced today that its pediatric pentavalent vaccine Shan5(TM), developed and manufactured by its affiliate Shantha Biotechnics in Hyderabad, India, has received prequalification status …

Download Ebook: A-Z of Vaccines

  The vaccines industry is erratic by nature, exemplified perfectly this week when we saw India declare itself polio free whilst almost simultaneously the UN branded the polio outbreak in Syria as the ‘most challenging in history’. So we here at Vaccine Nation have put together an A to Z of Vaccines with the help of the World Vaccine congress Asia …

80% of the World’s Population live in Polio Free Regions: South-East Asia given the all clear

The World Health Organization have certified the WHO South-East Asia region as polio-free The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced today that the South-East Asia region (SEAR) has been declared officially polio-free. “This is a momentous victory for the millions of health workers who have worked with governments, non-governmental organizations, civil society and international partners to eradicate polio from the …

Landmark 3 years for India in battle against polio

This week marks 3 years since India’s last reported case of polio. Thanks to the full support of the Indian government, an immunization push has eradicated polio from the country. But some fear a resurgence of the disease in other parts of the world. With Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria still on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) list of polio-endemic countries, …