The CDC reported that Africa is very close to becoming a polio-free continent.
The number of polio cases in Pakistan has plunged to its highest level in 14 years after attacks on immunization teams led to a surge in incidences of the disease, according to health authorities.
Sewage samples taken from Viracopos International Airport in Campinas, Brazil tested positive for the polio virus. Campinas is currently serving as camp for the Nigerian and Portuguese soccer teams throughout the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The World Health Organization has declared the spread of polio a world health emergency.
WHO has formally declared India a polio-free nation.
Five children have been afflicted with a polio-like disease that has left them paralyzed, according to neurologists.
Peshawar, a city in Pakistan is the world's largest pool of the polio virus, according to World Health Organization.
India has been witnessing a polio-free state for the last three years. The achieved landmark is being seen as confirmation of one of the biggest public health successes in the country.
WHO confirmed 10 cases of polio in Syria while 12 more are awaiting laboratory test results.
WHO is currently investigating a potential polio outbreak in Syria.
This past Sunday, Israel launched a nationwide vaccination program against polio that administered doses to 30,000 children on the first day.
Researchers genetically engineered the virus to be harmless against healthy cells, but devastating to cancerous ones.
The World Health Organization (WHO) plans on completely eliminating the polio virus by 2018.
Two separate attacks by gunmen on motorcycles have left nine polio vaccination workers dead in the northern Nigeria city of Kano.
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