Feb. 23, 1954: The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine takes place, in Pittsburgh
There is no reason for U.S. children to contract horrible diseases like measles and polio.
Nigeria is is the last country in Africa which is still polio-endemic but it hasn't had a case in six months
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he supports the use of vaccinations to prevent diseases, drawing on his personal experience with polio,...
There have been 260 new cases of polio diagnosed in the South Asian nation this year
Health officials credit successful vaccination efforts in Nigeria
Franklin Roosevelt never knew the Pakistani babies battling polio today, but he knew their pain. The world is fighting to end that suffering forever
It shouldn't take too much courage to stop a scourge that is killing children. Washington's gun cowards could take a lesson from the heroes battling polio
Five children experienced sudden paralysis, but all had been vaccinated against polio
As of today, India has been polio-free for three years — but the virus is on its borders and could return at anytime
Officials still concerned about polio in eastern province
Virus' strain linked to cases detected in Chad in 2011
Viruses cross borders invisibly and dangerously. The fighting in Syria has made that especially easy for polio.
On World Polio Day, despite efforts to eradicate the disease, cases are re-emerging in war-torn Syria. Public health officials warned this week that Syria may...
Region's largest-ever consolidated immunization response
Immunization has plummeted because of violence
(PESHAWAR, Pakistan) — A Pakistani police official says an attack on a team of polio workers has killed two people, revising a higher toll that was initially...
A sprawling country with a massive population pulled off one of the greatest public health coups in history
A great scourge might soon be gone, but war, mistrust and even the death of Osama Bin Laden could get in the way the children in gadap town like to play tea...
The poliovirus is tantalizingly close to being eradicated, but Pakistani extremists are standing in the way