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Polio vaccine could protect against COVID-19, scientists say

The oral poliovirus vaccine has a proven track record, relatively affordable cost, easy administration method and widespread availability.

Calculating energy efficiency (Illustrative)

Where is efficiency to be found?

We have all heard that the serum injected to protect us against the flu arrived two months late in Israel.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates urges Afghanistan and Pakistan to eradicate polio

Success in reducing case numbers worldwide has been largely due to intense national and regional immunisation campaigns in babies and children.

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BGU researchers develop better model to detect and control polio outbreaks

There are still three countries in the world that have not eradicated polio and large numbers of the population are not vaccinated against it.

The Burka Avenger

Pakistan to fight Polio with 'Burka Avenger'

Pakistan was the only country in the world to see a rise in the number of Polio cases in 2014.

A child receives polio vaccination drops in Managua April 15, 2013.

Health Ministry claims victory over wild polio virus

Latest tests show no sign of virus; ministry reinstates polio vaccine to children's routine immunization schedule.

A health worker administers polio vaccination to a child in Raqqa, eastern Syria

Syrian government left rebel-held site of polio outbreak out of 2012 vaccination campaign

Public health researchers say missing out the Syrian province of Deir al-Zor contributed to the reemergence there of polio.

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Wild polio virus outbreak in Syria does not affect Israel, says Health Ministry

The WHO says it and UNICEF organization are committing to vaccinating all Syrian children.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Lebanon to vaccinate all children under 5 after suspected polio cases in Syria

WHO says 22 people have symptom of disease in eastern Syria; Lebanon hosts more than 700,000 Syrian refugees.

A child receives polio vaccination drops in Managua April 15, 2013.

Ministry returns OPV to vaccine schedule

Oral polio vaccine will again be given to all babies, after being discontinued 9 years ago when the virus was deemed no longer a threat.

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