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100,000 Israeli infants are vulnerable to polio

A full fifth of the vulnerable are under one year of age, data shows.

100,000 Israeli infants are vulnerable to polio

New polio strain discovered in Israel

New polio type 2 strain found to be resistant to current vaccine, arrived in Israel following outbreaks in New York and London, report says.

New polio strain discovered in Israel

Hochul sounds alarm on polio, declares emergency in NYC

New York governor announces emergency measures after polio found in Long Island wastewater.

Hochul sounds alarm on polio, declares emergency in NYC

Polio discovered in NYC sewage points to local spread of virus

Discovery described as alarming by New York State health officials.

Polio discovered in NYC sewage points to local spread of virus

NY officials urge hasidic communities to get Polio vaccine after upstate case

NYC health officials hold call with leaders of Brooklyn haredi community after Jewish man identified as 1st US polio patient in 10 years.

NY officials urge hasidic communities to get Polio vaccine

New York Senator singles out Jews after polio case discovered

Senator James Skoufis suggests yeshivot in Rockland County have a history of non-compliance with vaccine laws, then walks it back.

New York Senator singles out Jews after polio case discovered

Polio detected in UK for first time in 40 years

Disease believed to have been present in London for months.

Polio detected in UK for first time in 40 years

Public Health Chief: 'We are managing COVID and continuing with our lives'

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, Head of Israel's public health services, speaks about the pandemic and the serious outbreak of polio in Israel.

'We are managing COVID and continuing with our lives'player

New vaccination center opens its doors as experts urge caution

After polio scares in the capital earlier this month, the Ministry of Health announced the opening of an emergency vaccination facility.

New vaccination center opens its doors as experts urge caution

Initial findings: Polio found in Beit Shemesh, Tiberias, Modi'in Illit

Initial findings show polio in sewage of several cities, Health Ministry conducting additional tests.

Polio found in Beit Shemesh, Tiberias, Modi'in Illit

Two additional polio carriers located in Jerusalem

Health Min. identifies two more polio carriers in Jerusalem. Only one is a contact of the girl who who was first diagnosed with the illness.

Two additional polio carriers located in Jerusalem

The Chief Rabbi's last letter: Get vaccinated against polio

Parents have 'holy obligation, Torah commandment' to vaccinate children against polio, letter from rabbis Ovadia & Yitzhak Yosef says.

The Chief Rabbi's last letter: Get vaccinated against polio

Top doctor: Polio was never eradicated

'What worries us most is that there is no treatment for polio,' top pediatrician Prof. Zachi Grossman says.

Top doctor: Polio was never eradicated

Child diagnosed with polio may be paralyzed in half his body

The four-year-old diagnosed with polio is suffering weakness in half his body, may be left paralyzed, report says.

Child diagnosed with polio may be paralyzed in half his body

Four-year-old child from Jerusalem contracts polio

Child was reportedly not vaccinated.

Four-year-old child from Jerusalem contracts polio

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

Health Ministry: Israel well-protected from Polio outbreak

Polio outbreak in Syria

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

Polio outbreak in Syria

14 murdered in polio center bombing

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

14 murdered in polio center bombing

Fears that Polio in Syria Could Spread

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

Fears that Polio in Syria Could Spread

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.

American Health Experts: Polio Booster for Visitors to Israel

Rabbi Firer: My Grandkids are Getting Immunized

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

Rabbi Firer: My Grandkids are Getting Immunized

Polio Virus Continuing to Spread

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

Polio Virus Continuing to Spread

"Expecting Mothers Should Get Immunized"

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

"Expecting Mothers Should Take Polio Immunizations"

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

30,000 Kids Receive Polio Shot Sunday

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.

Health Ministry Answers Questions on Polio Vaccine

No Plans to Inoculate Adults, Says Health Minister

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

No Plans to Inoculate Adults, Says Health Minister

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 Operation to be Expanded to All of Israel

Anti-Polio Op. Faces Vaccine Fears

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

Anti-Polio Op. Faces Vaccine Fears

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.

Polio Vaccinations Begin Monday: Islamist Paranoia is Blamedplayer

Health Ministry’s Anti-Polio Op Begins

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

Health Ministry’s Anti-Polio Op Begins

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.

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

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.

Health Ministry to Inoculate 200,000 Negev Kids Against Polio

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.

MK Disturbed by ‘Third World’ Healthcare in Hareidi Cities

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

Expert: 10% of Southern Residents Not Inoculated Againt Polio

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 Wave Hits Muslims because of Nigerian's Paranoia

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.

Polio Benefit Bill Passed by Knesset Committee

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.

TAU Researcher Warns Polio Still a Threat