Eradicate Polio News
Despite vaccination success, US still faces outbreaks
This week, the World Health Organization kicks off World Immunization Week "to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease." In the U.S., overall vaccination compliance remains high for many childhood immunizations, with at least 90 percent of children getting the
2 polio outbreaks in Congo, World Health Organization says
The World Health Organization says two separate outbreaks of the polio virus have been confirmed in Congo. These are the first cases of polio in the vast Central African nation since 2012. The U.N. health agency says cases have been confirmed in two districts of Haut-Lomami province and in Maniema
'Nightline': Making a Difference - Part 1
July 1999: Dr. Susan Nagly helps provide healthcare in impoverished, war torn southern Sudan.
3 More Children Investigated for Rare Neurological Disease
Three children have been hospitalized in Washington State after showing potential symptoms of a rare neurological syndrome called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM).
3 More Children Investigated for Rare Neurological Disease in Washington
Three children have been hospitalized in Washington State after showing potential symptoms of a rare neurological syndrome called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). Earlier this month, eight children in five counties across the state were diagnosed with the condition. A spokeswoman for the Washington
Searching for the Cause of a Paralyzing Illness Affecting 8 Children in Washington State
Eight children in Washington state have been confirmed with cases of a rare syndrome that can result in paralysis -- and health officials are searching for answers. But the reason the children developed the condition has remained a mystery. Federal and state health officials continue investigating
Mystery Illness Spreading Across US, Blamed for Death of 6-Year-Old Boy
The polio-like disease has been reported in 33 states, at least nine cases in Washington State alone.
Rare Neurological Disease Investigated in Mysterious Washington State Illness Cluster
A cluster of children who developed neurological symptoms in Washington state has put the spotlight on a rare and frightening syndrome called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM.) The syndrome affects the nervous system, especially the spine, and can lead to temporary or permanent paralysis of the limbs.
Child Dies as Health Authorities Confirm 2 Cases of Rare Neurological Illness
Two children have been diagnosed with a rare neurological condition called acute flaccid myelitis, which can lead to paralysis, the Washington State Department of Health said today. At least nine cases have been identified as part of a potential cluster of AFM cases, including the two confirmed