Polio

'Silent' New York Polio Outbreak prompts CDC to consider additional vaccines for some

‘Silent’ New York Polio Outbreak prompts CDC to consider additional vaccines for some

The case was found in Rockland County, which has the lowest polio vaccination rate. Director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Dr. José Romero noted that most people infected with polio do not have symptoms, so the virus can be transmitted without knowing it. “There are many people in the community …

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Vaccination coverage plummets in the last ten years, and polio threatens Brazil again

Vaccination coverage plummets in the last ten years, and polio threatens Brazil again

In the last ten years, polio vaccine coverage has dropped from 96.5% (2012) to 61.3% (2021), a figure that raises the alarm, especially at a time when the disease is detected in some countries. Data from DataSUS (Department of Informatics of the Unified Health System) show that, until Friday (12), the level of children vaccinated …

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Vaccination coverage plummets in the last ten years, and polio threatens Brazil again

Vaccination coverage plummets in the last ten years, and polio threatens Brazil again

In the last ten years, polio vaccine coverage has dropped from 96.5% (2012) to 61.3% (2021), a figure that raises the alarm, especially at a time when the disease is detected in some countries. Data from DataSUS (Department of Informatics of the Unified Health System) show that, until Friday (12), the level of children vaccinated …

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Vaccination coverage plummets in the last ten years, and polio threatens Brazil again

Vaccination coverage plummets in the last ten years, and polio threatens Brazil again

In the last ten years, polio vaccine coverage has dropped from 96.5% (2012) to 61.3% (2021), a figure that raises the alarm, especially at a time when the disease is detected in some countries. Data from DataSUS (Department of Informatics of the Unified Health System) show that, until Friday (12), the level of children vaccinated …

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Vaccination coverage plummets in the last ten years, and polio threatens Brazil again

Vaccination coverage plummets in the last ten years, and polio threatens Brazil again

In the last ten years, polio vaccine coverage has dropped from 96.5% (2012) to 61.3% (2021), a figure that raises the alarm, especially at a time when the disease is detected in some countries. Data from DataSUS (Department of Informatics of the Unified Health System) show that, until Friday (12), the level of children vaccinated …

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Polio has already set off alarm bells in the UK, Brazil and the US.  Around here, “it is very unlikely or impossible that we will have outbreaks”

Polio has already set off alarm bells in the UK, Brazil and the US. Around here, “it is very unlikely or impossible that we will have outbreaks”

The high vaccination rate has been a weapon against polio in Portugal, but experts defend more attention to the issue and appeal to parents The alarms had already sounded in the United Kingdom, more specifically in London, also in Brazil and it is now the turn of the United States, after New York has confirmed …

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Less than half of children have their polio vaccination up to date in JF

Less than half of children have their polio vaccination up to date in JF

According to data from the Juiz de Fora City Hall (PJF), only 41% of children have their polio vaccination properly updated. For specialists, this disease, which was eradicated in Brazil in 1994, has the potential to become a problem again if adequate vaccination coverage is not available. The alert is for the fact that polio …

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