Infectious Diseases


Learn more about poliomyelitis (polio) causes and symptoms including information on how the polio vaccine has helped eradicate this disease in many parts of the world.

Nigerians determined to eradicate polio

The re-emergence of polio is a setback, but Nigerians are determined to work with their neighbours to ensure that the current outbreak is stopped quickly.

China approves new polio vaccine

China's private and state-run medical laboratories have been growing in sophistication, helping reduce reliance on imported medicines and competing with global rivals.

Thirteen new Polio cases in Pakistan

At least 13 new cases of crippling poliovirus have been detected in Pakistan, taking this year's total of the new victims to 158, reports have shown.

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