Philadelphia and Oakland County, Michigan, are joining the small list of U.S. localities that are looking for signs of polio infections in sewage
Indonesia has begun vaccinating children for the polio virus in the country’s conservative province after four were infected with the highly contagious disease that was declared eradicated less than a decade ago
Pakistani police say gunmen riding on a motorcycle have shot and killed a police officer assigned to guard a polio vaccination team in volatile southwestern Baluchistan province
The plan to end polio has received pledges for half its necessary funding at a summit in Berlin. The WHO has warned of the virus spreading to polio-free countries.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says it is committing $1.2 billion to efforts aimed at ending polio worldwide
The virus that causes polio has been found in wastewater samples from another upstate New York county, prompting state health officials to warn of expanding “community spread” of the life-threatening virus
Pakistani officials say that gunmen riding on motorcycles opened fire on police escorting a team of polio workers in the country’s northwestern Pakistan, killing two policemen
The polio virus has been found in New York sewage, but officials are stressing that the highest risk is for people who haven’t been vaccinated
This comes weeks after a case of polio was identified in nearby Rockland County.
Health officials say polio has been found in New York City sewage, suggesting wider spread of virus among unvaccinated