An Immigrant And An Immigrant’s Son Saved Americans From Polio If Jonas Salk’s mother and Albert Sabin did not immigrate to the U.S., American children would continue to be paralyzed for life by polio. More info @ https://ift.tt/2ypjfxm Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC June 19, 2018 at 04:34AM

Poliovirus Receptor (CD155) Expression in Pediatric Brain Tumors Mediates Oncolysis of Medulloblastoma and Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma

Poliovirus oncolytic immunotherapy is a putatively novel approach to treat pediatric brain tumors. This work sought to determine expression of the poliovirus receptor (PVR), CD155, in low-grade and malignant pediatric brain tumors and its ability to infect, propagate, and inhibit cell proliferation. CD155 expression in pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA), medulloblastoma, atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor, primitive neuroectodermal […]

Venezuela: PAHO on the suspected polio cases

From <http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/2018/06/venezuela-paho-on-the-suspected-polio-cases.html#> PAHO has published Epidemiological Update: Detection of Sabin type 3 vaccine poliovirus in a case of Acute Flaccid Paralysis. The situation summary: On 7 June 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations (IHR) Regional Contact Point received an unofficial report on the detection of Sabin type 3 vaccine poliovirus in a sample […]

Confirmed – NOT polio!

GPEI-Update on suspected polio case in Venezuela Following unconfirmed reports on 8 June of suspected polio re-emergence in Venezuela, final laboratory testing has confirmed the cause of the paralysis is not wild poliovirus or vaccine-derived poliovirus. More info @ https://ift.tt/2LUR37C Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC June 15, 2018 at […]

Post-polio Syndrome – information for medical professionals

Post-polio Syndrome. PPS information; neurological condition Post-polio syndrome (PPS)- onset of new deterioration in function may occur many years after recovery from acute poliomyelitis. Postpolio syndrome information More info @ https://ift.tt/2yaORXx Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC June 14, 2018 at 01:48PM

‘Afghanistan’s Malala’: College student, a polio survivor, shot by Taliban in 2016 graduates with honors.

‘Afghanistan’s Malala’: College student shot by Taliban in 2016 graduates with honors Violence is one of the many obstacles to education that Afghan girls face. More info @ https://wapo.st/2kXtDTE?tid=ss_fb-amp Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC June 13, 2018 at 02:46PM

Still not a confirmed case of polio despite what you read in the media. The World Health Organization will release test results once available.

GPEI-Acute flaccid paralysis case under investigation in Venezuela In response to media reports about a polio case in Venezuela which emerged last week, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) wishes to clarify that these reports cannot be confirmed at this time. More info @ https://ift.tt/2y8W2PW Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – […]