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Poliovirus

24 Oct
The Nigeria National Polio Plus Committee (NNPPC) has advised Nigerian parents to continue to get their children immunised against polio despite the fact that the country was certified polio-free by the WHO in 2020.
14 Aug
The Adamawa Government has confirmed the reemergence and detection of Circulating Vaccine Derived Poliovirus type 2 cases in the state.
6 Jul 2021
Barely one year after Nigeria was certified Wild Polio Virus (WPV) free, the government has alerted on the outbreak of Circulating Vaccine-derived Poliovirus Type 2 (cVDPV2) in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
13 Sep 2020
Co-founder of Microsoft Corporation and second world’s richest man, Bill Gates, has advocated reinforcement of routine immunisation in Kano to finally ease out poliovirus in the state.
5 Feb 2020
Research in cell cultures and animal models suggests that scientists may be able to use a modified poliovirus to mount an immune response against brain tumor cells.

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