Global Health
0 Polio spreading from Pakistan to China

This is a discouraging reminder that global health is truly global, especially when it comes to infectious disease. As NPR’s Joe Neel reports today, Pakistan’s failure to eliminate polio appears to have spilled over into China and threatens to spread even wider. Neel reports: The World Health Organization says the…

Global Health
1 Boost to polio campaign

A new vaccine against polio is being touted as the boost needed to finally achieve eradication. The vaccine known as bOPV (for bivalent oral polio vaccine), was tested against the current vaccine in India — where polio stubbornly persists — and found by researchers to be about 30-40 percent more…