Poliovirus

FILE- in this file photo dated Monday Nov. 25, 2013, a Pakistani child is vaccinated against polio by a health worker in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, FILE)

UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

LONDON (AP) — For the first time ever, the World Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the […]

05/05/2014

(Photo credit: California Department of Public Health)

Polio-like illness a mystery for CA health dept.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small number of children in California have been afflicted with polio-like illnesses that led to paralysis in one or more limbs. The Los Angeles Times reports that state health officials […]

02/24/2014

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Rare polio virus spreads to Israel’s north

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s president is urging the country’s children to get polio boosters after a rare appearance of the virus spread to the north of the country. President Shimon Peres met with children getting […]

08/21/2013

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