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More current polio cases have been caused by vaccines than the wild virus: WHO report

There are now more people who have contracted polio through vaccines than the wild virus itself. The World Health Organization (WHO) published a report last week, which recorded nine new polio cases that were caused by the vaccines in four African countries in Nigeria, Central African Republic, Angola and the Congo. A total of 16… Read More »

Donors pledge $2.6 billion for ‘last mile’ of polio eradication

FILE PHOTO: A child receives free polio vaccine during a government-led mass vaccination program in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Donor governments and philanthropists pledged $ 2.6 billion on Tuesday to help fund a worldwide polio eradication plan that has taken decades to reach what global… Read More »