Poliomyelitis Current Affairs, GK & News

Poliomyelitis  Current Affairs, GK & News

October 24: World Polio Day

Every year, World Polio Day is celebrated on October 24. The day is celebrated to highlight the global efforts towards polio-free world. Also, the day encourages the use of polio vaccines. Highlights According to WHO, the polio cases have decreased by 99% since 1988. In 1988, there were 350,000 reported cases. This has reduced to ..

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First Polio case in 27 years reported in Malaysia

The Malaysian Health Ministry confirmed on Sunday, 8th December 2019 that a 3-month-old boy has been diagnosed with type vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1(VDPV1), making it the first case reported in 27 years of the highly infectious virus in Malaysia. The last polio case was reported in Malaysia in 1992, and in the year 2000, Malaysia ..

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Malaysia records first polio case in 27 years

Malaysia has reported the first case of Polio in 27 years, when a three-month-old Malaysian infant boy was diagnosed with polio. The last polio case in Asia-Pacific country occurred in 1992, and in 2000, after which the country was declared polio-free. In this recent case, the child was confirmed to be infected with vaccine-derived poliovirus ..

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Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 Launched

Mission Indradhanush is a health mission scheme launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India on 25 December 2014 to achieve full immunization coverage at a rapid pace for all children and pregnant women in the country. From December 2014 to August 2017 Indradhanush was covered in four phases with above ..

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Paralyzing illnes in US kids due to AFM

The US officials were alarmed at the rate of increase in paralyzing among the kids. The cause was identified as AFM or Acute Flaccid Myelitis. Many other countries like Canada, Britain, FRance and Norway have also reported to have identified victims of the disease. More than 550 Americans are affected by the disease. 90% are ..

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