The oral poliovirus vaccine has a proven track record, relatively affordable cost, easy administration method and widespread availability.
We have all heard that the serum injected to protect us against the flu arrived two months late in Israel.
Success in reducing case numbers worldwide has been largely due to intense national and regional immunisation campaigns in babies and children.
There are still three countries in the world that have not eradicated polio and large numbers of the population are not vaccinated against it.
Pakistan was the only country in the world to see a rise in the number of Polio cases in 2014.
Latest tests show no sign of virus; ministry reinstates polio vaccine to children's routine immunization schedule.
Public health researchers say missing out the Syrian province of Deir al-Zor contributed to the reemergence there of polio.
The WHO says it and UNICEF organization are committing to vaccinating all Syrian children.
WHO says 22 people have symptom of disease in eastern Syria; Lebanon hosts more than 700,000 Syrian refugees.
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.