Pakistan

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Polio: What Happens to a Vaccine-Preventable Disease When Vaccination Is Prevented?
Jul 18, 2014 | Alexandra Thomsen

Polio is a highly infectious disease that mainly affects children under age five and leads to irreversible paralysis in about one of every 200 cases...

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...

Poliovirus Found in Cairo, Egypt
Jan 22, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

According to the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, wild poliovirus has been detected from two Cairo sewage samples. The strain detected is...

Pakistan: Brain-eating Amoeba & Vaccination Against Childhood Pneumonia
Oct 12, 2012 | Adham Abdel Mottalib

A rare and fatal brain-eating infection killed 10 people in Karachi, Pakistan this year. This waterborne species of amoeba causes primary amoebic...

Brain-Eating Amoeba Returns to the South
Jul 20, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

The by now infamous brain-eating amoeba caused its first U.S. fatality of 2012 in an 8-year-old South Carolina boy. Blake Driggers from Sumter...

Polio: Outbreaks and Emergency Plans
Jun 14, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

  Yet another case of type-1 poliovirus has surfaced in Pakistan’s Khyber Agency, the only tribal district in Asia where both type-1 and type-3...

Number of Dengue Cases in Pakistan Demands Rapid Response from Government
Mar 2, 2012 | Gilan Megeed

  Earlier this week, 73 unconfirmed cases of dengue were reported in Punjab, Pakistan causing increased concern over the spread of the virus....

Dengue Plagues Pakistan’s Most Populous Province
Sep 16, 2011 | Glory Song

More than 5,000 dengue cases and 17 deaths have been reported in Pakistan, with 4,400 of those cases and 12 of the deaths occurring in Punjab...

Type-3 Polio Detected in Pakistan
Jul 13, 2011 | healthmap

Lab testing confirmed a child in Pakistan’s Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Area was infected with wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3). This...

The Polio Crisis in Pakistan
Jul 1, 2011 | healthmap

Yesterday, another polio case was discovered in Pakistan’s Khuzdar district, bringing this year’s total to at least 57 for the country. Although...

Polio update
Nov 2, 2010 | healthmap

In the past few weeks, polio cases have been reported in several countries. Polio is an extremely contagious viral disease. Although up to 95% of...

Cholera hits Haiti, Pakistan, and West Africa
Oct 26, 2010 | healthmap

Haiti Wednesday evening (20 October 2010), English and French media reported a surge in deaths and hospitalization from diarrhea in rural Haiti....