In recent weeks, police in Pakistan have arrested hundreds of parents for refusing to vaccinate their children from polio . In the northwestern province of
Polio is a highly infectious disease that mainly affects children under age five and leads to irreversible paralysis in about one of every 200 cases.
Environmental samples from Campinas, São Paolo have tested positive for wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1), though the country has not reported any polio cases since
At least 26 new cases of wild polio virus have been detected in northern Nigeria. This statistic comes from a joint World Health Organization (WHO)