When the media created the ‘wild’ type-2 polio virus

The last case of wild type-2 poliovirus was seen in West Bengal way back in 1999.  Since then no child in the world has been stuck by wild type-2 poliovirus nor has the virus been seen in the environment anywhere in the world. This is the reason why the Global Polio Eradication Initiative says that … Continue reading When the media created the ‘wild’ type-2 polio virus

Polio: Off-label use of IPV vaccine to tide over shortage

Due to shortage of Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) globally, India and a few other countries are stretching the supply of the vaccine to cover all children. The IPV vaccine was introduced into the routine immunisation programme in India from November 30, 2015. To tide over the shortage, children in Puducherry and seven States (Andhra Pradesh, … Continue reading Polio: Off-label use of IPV vaccine to tide over shortage