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Health Ministry: Israel well-protected from Polio outbreak

Health Ministry: Israel well-protected from Polio outbreak

The Health Ministry says its closely monitoring polio cases in East Syria but says very slim chance of polio outbreak in Israel

Polio outbreak in Syria

Polio outbreak in Syria

World Health Organization reports 17 cases of polio in Syria since May, mostly in ISIS-controlled areas.

14 murdered in polio center bombing

14 murdered in polio center bombing

Pakistani Muslims blow up vaccination center as part of terror campaign targeting 'sterilization conspiracy against Muslims.'

Fears that Polio in Syria Could Spread

Fears that Polio in Syria Could Spread

Mass flight from combat zones could bring polio virus to at-risk populations.

American Health Experts: Polio Booster for Visitors to Israel

CDC: Polio Booster for Visitors to Israel

If you were vaccinated as a child but have never had an additional dose, CDC says you should get one.

Rabbi Firer: My Grandkids are Getting Immunized

Rabbi Firer: My Grandkids are Getting Immunized

Minister of Health gets esteemed health expert's recommendation for immunization drive.

Polio Virus Continuing to Spread

Polio Virus Continuing to Spread

Samples of the polio virus found in northern Israel. Health Minister to parents: Vaccinate your children!

"Expecting Mothers Should Take Polio Immunizations"

"Expecting Mothers Should Get Immunized"

Pregnant women can take the polio vaccination without fear, according to Bnei Brak Medical Center.

30,000 Kids Receive Polio Shot Sunday

30,000 Kids Receive Polio Shot Sunday

Some 30,000 children throughout the country were inoculated against polio Sunday, the first day that the inoculation effort went nationwide

Health Ministry Answers Questions on Polio Vaccine

Health Ministry Answers Questions on Polio Vaccine

Anti-polio operation spreads to entire country, with parents asked to bring young children in to get the oral vaccine.

No Plans to Inoculate Adults, Says Health Minister

No Plans to Inoculate Adults, Says Health Minister

Min. German says children make up over 95 percent of those carrying the polio virus.

Anti-Polio Operation to be Expanded to All of Israel

Anti-Polio Operation to be Expanded

The Ministry of Health has decided that the operation to vaccinate children against the polio virus will be expanded to all of Israel.

Anti-Polio Op. Faces Vaccine Fears

Anti-Polio Op. Faces Vaccine Fears

Mass immunization may be slowed as activist groups argue vaccines are dangerous.

Polio Vaccinations Begin Monday: Islamist Paranoia is Blamedplayer

Polio Vaccinations Begin, Islamist Paranoia Blamed

A stupid decision in Nigeria appears to have revived the disease in the Muslim world. It then reportedly arrived in Israel from Pakistan.

Health Ministry’s Anti-Polio Op Begins

Health Ministry’s Anti-Polio Op Begins

Health Ministry urges vaccines after finding 2.5% of children in south carry polio virus.

Israel's Polio Virus Came from Pakistan, Says WHO Physician

WHO: Israel's Polio Virus Came from Pakistan

Tests show that polio virus affecting southern Israel traveled here from Pakistan. Israel to embark on emergency inoculation program.

Health Ministry to Inoculate 200,000 Negev Kids Against Polio

Health Ministry to Inoculate 200,000 Against Polio

The Health Ministry is poised to inoculate 200,000 children against polio immediately - and has plans to protect an additional 300,000.

MK Disturbed by ‘Third World’ Healthcare in Hareidi Cities

MK Disturbed by ‘Third World’ Care in Beitar Illit

MK warns that health centers are failing to keep up with hareidi birthrate, putting babies at risk.

Expert: 10% of Southern Residents Not Inoculated Againt Polio

Expert: 10% of Southern Residents Could Get Polio

Israel needs to go on an emergency campaign to inoculate individuals in southern Israel against polio, the Knesset Health Committee said

Polio Wave Hits Muslims because of Nigerian's Paranoia

Polio Hits Muslims because of Nigerian's Paranoia

Policy advocated by influential Muslim leader in Nigeria has sent polio to at least 23 countries in a decade.

Polio Benefit Bill Passed by Knesset Committee

Knesset Cte Passes Polio Benefit Bill

A Knesset committee has approved a bill that would ensure all polio patients receive the same benefits, including new immigrants.

TAU Researcher Warns Polio Still a Threat

TAU Researcher Warns Polio Still a Threat

A Tel Aviv University researcher warns that polio is still a threat, contrary to the widespread Western belief the virus no longer exists.