Henderson, a few weeks shy of his 88th birthday, died late Friday of complications that arose after he recently fractured a hip.
By Emily Wishingrad
Nigerian military helicopters rushed emergency polio vaccines to Nigeria’s northern state of Borno on Friday morning, in response to Africa’s first cases of the polio virus in more than two years.
Two years after the World Health Organization declared India polio-free, an active strain of the virus has been found in samples of sewage water in the southern city of Hyderabad.
This weekend marks the start of a global effort that health officials are hoping will be the final push to eradicate polio.
By PBS NewsHour
By Michelle Harven
The World Health Organization reports two children in southwestern Ukraine have been diagnosed with polio for the first time in Europe since 2010.
By Lisa Desjardins, Rachel Wellford, Simone Pathe, Domenico Montanaro
Today in the Morning Line: McConnell wrote his thesis on “The Great Compromiser” His real name’s not Mitch He once sought the support of Democratic-leaning groups like major unions Obama heads to Phoenix to talk housing Immigration action in the…
Amid a rise in polio cases in Pakistan, the country's first animated female superhero, Burka Avenger, has joined the fight to eradicate the highly-infectious virus.
By Justin Scuiletti
Rare footage of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt walking, aided by braces on his legs as well as several Secret Service agents, has been made public after nearly 80 years.
Signaling a new public health emergency, the World Health Organization warns that if polio is not completely eradicated it could become endemic again. Worldwide, 74 cases of the crippling disease have been confirmed this year, with Syria, Cameroon and Pakistan…
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