Polio Drops Current Affairs, GK & News

What is significance of finding of first case of polio in US in a decade?

Recently, the first case of Polio was reported in United States, nearly after a decade. An unvaccinated young adult from New York contracted polio and has developed paralysis. He developed symptoms around June 2022, even though he did not travel outside the country. Thus, it is likely that, he got contracted to vaccine-derived strain of ..

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National Immunization Day observed in India

On January 19, 2020, the National Immunization Day (NID) was observed all over India as a part of Pulse Polio Programme, 2020. Around 17.4 crore children of age less than 5 hears were administered polio drops to sustain polio eradication in India. Highlights India has eradicated polio completely in 2012.  In order to sustain the ..

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Pakistan to import polio markers from India

The Pakistan Government decided to import Polio markers from India recently. The Government had suspended the trade with New Delhi for months after abrogation of Article 370. Highlights There are three countries in the world where Polio is still endemic. It includes Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan. As of December 2019, there have been 111 documented ..

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Medicine Labels in Regional Language

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said that in order to curb fake, sub-standard and expired drugs drug names and expiry date during tendering will be in Hindi/regional language along with English. In the beginning, the proposal will be implemented for Iron tablets and polio drops as they are the drugs most commonly ..

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Pulse Polio Program 2019

The government has launched the Pulse Polio Programme 2019. Under the programme, polio drops would be administered to children less than five years of age. Pulse Polio Program 2019 As part of the Pulse Polio Program 2019 more than 17 crore children of less than five years across the country will be administered polio drops. ..

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