eradication

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The End of Guinea Worm?
Jan 17, 2016 | Colleen Nguyen

Last week, The Carter Center announced that only 22 cases of Guinea Worm occurred in 2015 [1]. This signals a significant drop from the 146 cases of...

Polio Suspected in Syria
Oct 28, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

UPDATE 10/29/13: The World Health Organization has reported their laboratory in Tunis isolated the wild polio virus in samples taken from 10 of 22...

WHO Investigates Possible Polio Case in Somalia
May 13, 2013 | Sumiko Mekaru

On Sunday, May 11, the World Health Organization reported the investigation of a possible wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case in Somalia's Banadir...

Polio To Be Eradicated By 2018?
Apr 12, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

The new Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan, released on April 11, 2013 and developed by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, has...

Why 223 Cases of Polio Still Matter
Apr 3, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

For many Americans, especially young adults, poliovirus not only has no relevance to their lives, they may not even be sure what it is or how it...

At Least Nine Polio Workers Killed in Nigeria
Feb 11, 2013 | David Scales

On Friday, Feb. 8, at least nine young women working on a polio vaccination campaign were targeted and killed by gunmen in two separate incidents in...

Foul Water Fiery Serpent: Guinea Worm Disease
Oct 3, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

As the lights dimmed, the sound of African drums filled the room. The audience was faced with the image of people fetching what appeared to be dirty...