Poliomyelitis

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Feb 16th, 2013
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WALKING WOUNDED: The shocking disfigurement and crippling effect of polio in Nigeria. Source: The Courier-Mail THEY have been dubbed heroes. As gunmen rained bullets on their clinic, shooting their colleagues in cold blood, they lay still on the floor pretending to be dead. Their attackers then poure...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Feb 8th, 2013
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Twelve people, including polio vaccinators, have been killed in two shootings at health centres in northern Nigeria, witnesses have told the BBC. In the first attack in Kano four polio vaccinators were shot dead by gunmen who drove up on a motor tricycle. Thirty minutes later gunmen opened fire on wo...
By benim
In Angola
Nov 3rd, 2011
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Luanda – The northern Angolan province of Uige has declared a state of medical emergency after a 14-month-old boy tested positive for polio, which has made a resurgence in the country, Unicef said on Thursday. The boy, who was not vaccinated, lives in Quimbele, an isolated region near the borde...
By benim
In News
Nov 2nd, 2010
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Boosted by a new vaccine and an aggressive new strategy, the battle against polio is on the verge of victory in key regions across the world, sparking new hope of defeating one of the great scourges of the past century. Polio outbreaks in Nigeria and India – two of the four countries where polio is [...