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BREAKING: #BNNPakistan Reports.

The existence of the crippling disease was confirmed on Thursday by the first environmental samples taken from Lahore in 2023.

#PolioVirus #Pakistan #Health Image
According to sources within the health ministry, poliovirus was found in environmental samples taken in Lahore, the capital of Punjab, in the first month of 2023.
The virus is currently undergoing genetic testing. Sources said that the sewage sample taken from Lahore's Gulshan-e-Ravi contained type-1 wild poliovirus.
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🧵 #Poliovirus update
Following traces of poliovirus found in sewage samples taken from North and East London, we are working with @MHRAgovuk to expand this surveillance. This is on a precautionary basis to determine whether the virus is spreading to other areas.
This strategy will continue to be reviewed and adapted as new evidence emerges. Nationally the overall risk of paralytic polio is considered low because most people are protected from this by vaccination. Read more: gov.uk/government/new…
Dr Vanessa Saliba, Consultant Epidemiologist at UKHSA, said:

"No cases of polio have been reported and for the majority of the population, who are fully vaccinated, the risk is low.
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💙Entenda por que é importante #vacinar as crianças contra a #poliomielite

Campanha de imunização no Brasil começou na segunda. Casos diagnosticados em Israel e nos Estados Unidos acenderam um alerta mundial

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➡️ A Campanha Nacional de Vacinação contra a Poliomielite começou na segunda-feira (8/8) em todo o Brasil. A meta do Ministério da Saúde é imunizar 95% das crianças com idades entre 1 e 4 anos contra a doença

Leia: cutt.ly/hZMi4sv
➡️A ação visa melhorar os indicadores de imunização infantil no Brasil, que estão em queda desde 2015. No ano passado, a campanha ficou longe de bater a meta estipulada, com cobertura de apenas 67,1% do público-alvo, de acordo com a @fiocruz .

Leia: cutt.ly/hZMi4sv
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Here it is!

#Inktober2020 day 1 in my #PathogenPortraits series. After years of studying this in cow bums, it had to be #EcoliO157

It causes bloody diarrhoea & if that wasn't bad enough, sometimes kidney failure & death. More info @
nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-…
#sciart #microbiology Inktober2020 E. coli O157 c...
#Inktober2020 day 2 in my #PathogenPortraits series. 'The Clap' (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) b/c who doesn't 💚 green purulent discharge?

It's sexually transmitted but also from mother->newborn during birth to cause blindness.
More info: microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Neis…

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#Inktober2020 day 3 in my #PathogenPortraits series. The very 💛golden💛 #MRSA.

Minds it's own business on your skin, but if it gets inside, methicillin won't do a thing to stop it.

More info at mrsaactionuk.net/MRSA.html #sciart #microbiology Methicillin resistant staph...
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CONGRATULATIONS, AFRICA!! 👍
#PoliovirusFreeContinent Declaration!! 👊💪
TQ, #Nigeria, for helping the African Continent become #POLIOVIRUSFREE!! 🙏😇
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#10Jun OPS confirma detección de poliovirus en Delta Amacuro y pide vigilancia de calidad.

Conoce más información de este nuevo caso a traves del siguiente hilo:

#Poliovirus
#Poliovirus La detección de poliovirus vacunal tipo tres en un niño de dos años en una comunidad indígena de Delta Amacuro, fue confirmada por la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) y la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS).
#Poliovirus El viernes 8/06 la OPS/OMS recibieron información actualizada sobre la enfermedad que afecta a un niño de 2 años y 10, sin antecedentes de vacunación y que inició parálisis el 29/04/18 y, al 31/05/18 persistía con parálisis fláccida aguda (PFA) de un miembro inferior.
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