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Image copyright AFP Image caption Polio can only be prevented through immunisation Africa is to be declared free from wild polio by the independent body, the Africa Regional Certification Commission. Polio usually affects children under five, sometimes leading to irreversible paralysis. Death can occur when breathing muscles are affected. Twenty-five years ago thousands of children …

MANILA, Philippines — A nine-year-old girl from Basilan has been confirmed as the eighth polio case in the country this year, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday. DOH said samples were taken from the girl and sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and the National Institute of Infectious Diseases–Japan for tests. And …

Enlarge / A Pakistani health worker administers polio vaccine drops to a child during a vaccination campaign in Karachi on December 10, 2018. Pakistan is one of only two countries in the world where polio remains endemic. A crippling strain of polio virus is no more. Officials confirmed Thursday that global health efforts have wiped …