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Living inside a canister: This polio survivor is one of few people left using iron lung – Stuff.co.nz

The machine is what people see first. The submarine-like metal cylinder dominates the room, rhythmically humming and…

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The long and expensive fight to eradicate polio – The Independent

For more than a quarter of a century a group of a few hundred experts based in…

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Polio sufferer shares story of dealing with devastating disease – Hull Daily Mail

A Hull man has told his story after missing out on the city’s world-leading fight against Polio…

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Afghan clerics in talks with Isis to break polio vaccine myths – The Guardian

Islamic clerics have agreed to work with the Afghan government to persuade militant groups in the country…

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Stephen Hawking may have had POLIO claims medical expert who says the famous physicist could have been MISDIAGNOSED decades ago – Daily Mail

The late Professor Stephen Hawking may have been misdiagnosed and was actually a victim of polio, a…

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Pakistan on the brink of winning the war against Polio – Dunya News

Having achieved the lowest ever case count of eight in 2017, Pakistan is on right trajectory to…

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The modern fight against post-polio syndrome ramps up as sufferers fight misdiagnosis and rising costs – ABC Online

On a warm summer’s day when it seems the whole world is enjoying the outdoors, Rose Collins…

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Japan, UNICEF lauded for fight against polio in Far North – Journalducameroun.com

The Japanese Government and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, have been lauded for providing…

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Doctors Think They Have Nabbed Culprit Behind Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Paralysing Kids – Gizmodo Australia

Since 2014, doctors have been stymied by a medical mystery: People, mostly children, were coming down with…

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No-one catches polio in the UK any more but the disease continues to damage lives – Huddersfield Examiner

Polio was once a much-feared disease that caused paralysis and disability. While it’s now been eradicated in…

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Why polio survivors say they’ve been ‘abandoned’ by the charity it says used to support them – TheJournal.ie

THE CHARITY REHAB has said that losing a crucial funding stream in 2015 is the reason why…

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‘Life saving’ Iron Lung to go on display in Thornbury – South Cotswolds Gazette

AN IRON lung, the century-old machine that enables a person to breathe normally when muscle control is…

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Polio survivors claim Rehab has reneged on funding promise – Independent.ie

A group of polio survivors protested outside the headquarters of the disability organisation Rehab in Dublin in…

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British Polio Fellowship offers support to polio and post-polio syndrome sufferers in Worcestershire – Worcester News

RESIDENTS of Worcestershire who have been affected by polio or post-polio syndrome (PPS) are being encouraged to…

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Mother and daughter shot dead while immunising children from polio in Pakistan – The Guardian

Gunmen have shot and killed a mother and her daughter who were immunising children against polio in…

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Virus shown to be likely cause of mystery polio-like illness – UNSW Media

A major review by UNSW medical researchers has identified strong evidence that a virus called Enterovirus D68…

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Pakistan polio: Mother and daughter killed giving vaccinations – BBC News

Gunmen in Pakistan have shot dead a mother and daughter who were administering polio vaccinations in the…

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Disabled man battling polio scales burning building to save pregnant woman trapped on third floor – Mirror.co.uk

A disabled man suffering from polio heroically scaled the side of a burning building to rescue a…

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I got vaccinated and still got polio, my 43 year journey – SDE Entertainment News

Mathew Mugenya, 48, has lived with polio since he was five The crippling was not a progressive but rather instant His parents say that it…

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How polio victim Robin Cavendish lived his life to the full despite paralysis – The Daily Telegraph

UP until the middle of the 20th century people lived in fear of polio. The disease, now all but eradicated thanks to advances…

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This lawyer is one of the last people alive who still uses an iron lung – CBC

When Paul Alexander first woke up in an iron lung at the age of six, he thought he was dead. “I didn’t know what…

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Why polio vaccines aren’t enough to eradicate the virus for good – The Independent

There were just 74 cases of polio reported worldwide in 2015. Thanks to a global vaccination drive, this crippling disease, which once affected…

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Watch: Survivors of Belfast’s 1957 polio epidemic share their stories – Belfast Live

These are the emotional memories of survivors of Belfast’s polio epidemic in 1957. Sixty years after 297 people contracted…

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How 1957 polio epidemic changed lives of Belfast women – Belfast Telegraph

Sixty years after the epidemic here, Rotary International and the One Last Push campaign is bringing those affected by the disease together at…

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Andrew Garfield on Learning About Polio for ‘Breathe’: ‘I Love the Research Period’ – Variety

Andrew Garfield landed his first Academy Award nomination for last year’s war drama “Hacksaw Ridge.” The British actor is once again generating Oscar…

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Purple flowers planting will remind people that Polio is still a killer – Worcester News

Polio Planting Campaign Raising Awareness The Worcester sixth form college is supporting a campaign to eradicate…

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Film screening will raise cash to fight polio – The News

A Rotary Club is supporting a city film screening in aid of combating polio. Southsea Castle Rotary Club is urging film-lovers to watch…

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Survivors of Belfast polio outbreak sought for anniversary event – Belfast Live

Organisers of an event to mark the 60th anniversary of the Belfast polio outbreak are searching for survivors of the disease to tell…

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Communication is reducing polio outbreak risk in vulnerable countries – Relief Web

Different methods of community engagement help to protect every child with vaccines. “I was told that if the child was vaccinated against polio, he…

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Salford Polio Sufferer Was Trapped Upstairs For Three Months As Housing Association Won’t Fit Lift – Salford Star

DISABLED SALIX HOMES TENANT TOLD TO FIND NEW PROPERTY Salix Homes tenant, Thomas West, has a worsening polio condition that meant the stairlift at…

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Black Death plague ‘crisis’ could trigger POLIO outbreak as doctors FORGET about virus – Daily Star

At least 174 people have been killed and 2,158 struck down by the “medieval disease” ravaging the east African nation, according to World…

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Polio survivor has spent the last 65 years locked in a machine – Metro

Imagine spending the majority of your day locked inside a giant iron machine. You can’t? Well, one person who can is Paul Alexander –…

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The Last of the Iron Lungs – Gizmodo

Martha Lillard spends half of every day with her body encapsulated in a half-century old machine that forces her to breathe. Only her…

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Volunteers plant 1,000 purple crocus bulbs around Northwich to mark World Polio Day – Northwich Guardian

THE two Northwich rotary clubs combined on World Polio Day by planting 5,000 purple crocus bulbs in and around the town. Part of the…

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Second phase of cholera, polio vaccination begins in Cox’s Bazar for vulnerable population – ReliefWeb

The second phase of the oral cholera vaccination drive began today to provide an additional dose of the vaccine to children of newly…

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Integrated campaign tackles malaria and polio in north-eastern Nigeria – World Health Organization

In Nigeria’s Borno State, malaria is currently claiming more lives than all other diseases combined. Children under the age of 5 are particularly…

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Andy Serkis’s ‘Breathe’ is a haunting reminder of the pre-vaccine era – The Independent

It is humbling to think that a disease once responsible for the paralysis of many thousands of children each year is now safely…

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Bill Gates: “Humanity Will See Its Last Case of Polio This Year” – Futurism

IN BRIEF At the celebration of World Polio Day on Tuesday, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said it’s highly likely that polio would…

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NPHCDA commends traditional rulers on widespread polio eradication – Vanguard

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has praised traditional rulers for the crucial role they played in the eradication of the…

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Ashby monument to light up purple for World Polio Day – Burton Mail

A charitable organisation is helping make historic progress towards a polio-free world by lighting up an Ashby monument and urging communities to support…

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Crocus planting raises awareness of fight against polio – The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald

MORE than 10,000 crocus corms were planted in Devizes on Saturday as a symbolic gesture to raise awareness of the fight against polio. Devizes…

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Volunteers needed for polio awareness campaign – News and Star

More than 15,000 flowers will be planted around Workington as part of an international project to raise awareness of polio. The Rotary’s Purple4Polio campaign…

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Amid Fear and Guns, Polio Finds a Refuge – Undark Magazine

IN A CROWDED square in the ancient Nigerian city of Kano, outside the palace of one of the Emir’s princelings, a menagerie of…

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Andrew Garfield Brilliantly Avoids Showy Stunts as Polio Victim in ‘Breathe’ – Rolling Stone

There are cynics out there who snicker at any film, based on a true story, that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit…

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With “Breathe,” Andy Serkis Asks How Much Fun a Polio Movie Can Be – Village Voice

The last few months have seen some welcome innovation in the cry-along subgenre of dramas about finding the will to keep living after…

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How a polio survivor is educating India’s rural children – BBC News

Sai Padma contracted polio as a child and now uses a wheelchair. Despite being in near constant pain, she has dedicated her life to…

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Father’s pioneering polio work prepared Andy Serkis to direct Breathe – Film News

EN Movies – Actor Andy Serkis felt sure he was the right man to direct Robin and Diana Cavendish’s biopic Breathe, because he…

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Polio BREAKTHROUGH – new vaccine patch could see an END to fatal disease – Express.co.uk

A “breakthrough” polio vaccine patch could kickstart mass vaccination campaigns, researchers said. The vaccine patch fought off the poliovirus more effectively than needles and…

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Edinburgh Rotary Club host Special Charity screening of Breathe – The Edinburgh Reporter

Edinburgh Rotary Club is hosting a Special Charity Screening of the film “Breathe” at the Dominion Cinema on Monday 23rd October at 7.00pm. Andy…

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Trump policy set to hinder war on polio in Pakistan – The Guardian

For decades, polio was one of the world’s most feared diseases, disabling and crippling millions. Its near eradication has been one of the…

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