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Australian Vaccination Network faces deregistration over name change - THE future of the Australian Vaccination Network is in doubt, following the government rejection of five suggested new names for the group because they don't reflect its anti-vaccination stance.

Nurse Tells Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons How She Was Fired for Refusing Flu Vaccine

Strong Flu Season Boosts Vaccine Profits, Despite Flu Vaccine having Shockingly Low Effectiveness Rate in US and Europe

The Dangers of a Hepatitis B Vaccination for Your Baby


Controversy of vaccinations causing autism.

State requiring vaccinations as whooping cough cases spike

Study finds waning pertussis protection in kids post-vaccination

Maquet and GSK Boost Novozymes’ Albumin Business - Novozymes says a recombinant albumin product usually used to stabilize vaccines has been approved in Japan as part of a coating for medical devices.

US pharma: 907 biologic drugs and vaccines now in R&D

Taliban stopping polio vaccinations, says Afghan governor - Immunisation programme halted in Nuristan province, raising fears that opposition has spread from Pakistan

Houston Cancer Researcher Discovers Flaw And Possible Solution In Cancer Vaccines (audio) - A new study suggests cancer-fighting vaccines could be made more effective by changing a few basic ingredients. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center scientists found the mineral oil used in many vaccines may not be the best formula.

Vaccine hope for Tasmanian devil tumour disease - Researchers discover how transmissible facial cancer hides from the immune system.

Prokarium receives grant to develop next generation vaccines

NEWS SCAN: Avian flu in Cambodia and Bangladesh, measles-rubella vaccine drive, bagpipe fungal infection

Some Bacteria May Protect Against Disease Caused by Stomach Infection

Saudia Arabian death marks 15th novel coronavirus case

Pharmaceutical research facility, with 50 jobs, proposed for Mequon

NEWS SCAN: UK antibiotic-resistance warning, C difficile survey, more fungal infections, H5N1 in India, polio in Pakistan

Trial Deaths, But Little Compensation In India by Ed Silverman - Pharmalot

Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Weakens As Kids Get Older [STUDY]

... and her team used immunization records and state-wide whooping cough data ... "Autism is now officially becoming an epidemic in the United States," Mark ...

Alex Spourdalakis and The Future

I am wondering whether it would be appropriate for the mother to take Alex to an autism GI specialist who can actually treat him? Staying there in the current conditions is like taking a high school currciculum to a kindergartner and expecting them to ...
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Meningitis case confirmed at Muncie middle school

Muncie Community School alerted parents this week after a middle school student was diagnosed with a case of meningitis. Parents and students of Wilson Middle School were notified in a letter that there was just one case and it was not an outbreak, ...
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Fox 59

Controversy of vaccinations causing autism. - Philadelphia autism ...

There has been a long standing controversy around the whole issue of vaccinating our children. Some argue that vaccines are the leading cause of autism even ...
www.examiner.com/…/controversy-of-vaccinations-causing-a...

Dachel Media Update: Canadian Vaccination ... - Age of Autism

Canadian media in uproar about Vaccine Summit event tomorrow. A vaccine conference from Vancouver, British Columbia is scheduled for TU, Mar 12, 2013.
www.ageofautism.com/…/dachel-media-update-canadian-vacci...

Measles kills 17 people in Niger- Health Commissioner

There has been an increase in the number of reported deaths from measles in Nigeria, particularly in northern states. Several deaths have been recorded in states like Kano, Bauchi, Kebbi, Katsina, and Yobe. Details later… Related posts: Kano records ...
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Pediatric Immunization Information Session

There will be a Pediatric Immunization Information Session on Monday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at The Bound Brook Memorial Library, 402 E. High Street, Bound Brook. Have questions regarding your children's immunizations? Information session to include: ...
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'Polio type drive can eradicate measles'

LUCKNOW: A campaign similar to polio eradication is needed to eliminate measles in Uttar Pradesh. An announcement to this effect was made by the minister of state for health and family welfare, NitinAgarwal on Monday while inaugurating the three-week ...
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Sultan Affirms Support For Eradiction Of Polio

The Sultan, made this known while receiving the Minister of Health in Monday and he maintained that the committee of traditional rulers had in the last two years increased the awareness amongst their subjects concerning vaccination against polio.
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CHANNELS

A passion to end polio

The money in the can adds up quick, and at the end of each month Rotarian Pam Mitchell-Robinson is able to send a check to Rotary International for their polio eradication and vaccination fund. It is all part of a worldwide passion by more than 30,000 ...
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Taliban stopping polio vaccinations, says Afghan governor

The Taliban have halted an annual polio vaccination campaign in a remote part of Afghanistan, according to a senior official, raising concerns that opposition to the critical immunisation drive could be spilling across from insurgent groups in ...
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The Guardian

Protection from Pertussis Vaccine Wanes Over Time

“You get a little less protected with each additional year, the farther out you are from the vaccination,” says Sara Tartof, now a vaccine researcher at Kaiser Permanente Southern California who was at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
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TIME

Over 700 Million Children in 49 Countries to Be Protected Against Measles and ...

Rwanda's measles-rubella vaccination campaign, which is being launched today, is the beginning of an effort to vaccinate more than 700 million children under 15 years of age against two disabling and deadly diseases. The combined measles-rubella ...
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Universal flu vaccine may be close: study

A universal flu vaccine may be closer than ever, with Melbourne researchers saying they've found a way to predict and protect against new strains of the virus. A study has uncovered how to potentially stop mutating cells of the influenza virus, which ...
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Yahoo!7 News

Astellas ends FLT3 deal with Ambit; reports on flu vaccine ASP7374

The US subsidiary of Japanese drug major Astellas Pharma (TYO: 4503) and USA-based privately held firm Ambit Biosciences announced that they will end their collaboration for the joint development and commercialization of FMS-like tyrosine kinase-3 ...
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Universal flu vaccine closer to reality: Scientists

MELBOURNE: Scientists claim to have determined a way to predict and protect against new strains of the flu virus, paving way for development of a universal influenza vaccine. The study led by the University of Melbourne with Monash University and ...
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Parents cautioned about meningitis

Health clinicians concluded the student likely had bacterial meningitis, state health officials said. Cultures taken to detect the disease were negative but that's likely because the student was given antibiotics before the cultures were taken, said ...
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17th person from Mich. Dies from fungal meningitis

MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Michigan health officials have confirmed another death in the state linked to the nationwide meningitis outbreak. An 80-year-old Traverse City area man is the 17th person from Michigan to die as a result of contaminated ...
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WWMT-TV

Number of measles cases in region continues to rise

THE number of confirmed measles cases in the North-East increased by 12 in the last week, bringing the total since September to 134. The latest figures published by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) also show that an additional 19 suspected cases were ...
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Over 700 Million Children in 49 Countries to be Protected Against Measles and ...

Rwanda's measles-rubella vaccination campaign, which is being launched today, is the beginning of an effort to vaccinate more than 700 million children under 15 years of age against two disabling and deadly diseases. The combined measles-rubella ...
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PR Web (press release)

Nigeria: 'Kebbi Records 2500 Cases of Measles in Two Months'

Receiving drugs donated by Save the Children at Malaria Control Unit in Birnin Kebbi yesterday, Sambawa said avoidable epidemic prone diseases that include Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis (CSM), measles and gastro-enteritis are the common and the most ...
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Al-Khidmat Foundation organises free medical, anti-measles camps

Karachi: Free anti-measles vaccination and medical camps were organised in five different locations in Karachi by one of Pakistan's largest NGOs Al-Khidmat Foundation in which expert doctors examined patients. Al-Khidmat Foundation's camps provided the ...
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News Tribe

MOHSW Briefs Lawmakers On Immunization Prospects and Challenges

The Ministry of Health and Social welfare recent held a half day interactive discussion with members of the Legislature on the prospects and challenges of immunization process. The discussion was to brief Representatives and Senators about the vital ...
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Cancer vaccines self-sabotage by channeling immune attack to injection site

Cancer vaccines that attempt to stimulate an immune system assault fail because the killer T cells aimed at tumors instead find the vaccination site a more inviting target. A common substance used in many cancer vaccines to boost immune attack betrays ...
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Poor parent communication, staff turnover hindered school-located vaccination

According to researchers, despite district health requirements, fewer than 10% of Chicago Public School students have received the recommended vaccinations for children aged 11 years, including tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis, meningococcal and HPV.
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Pneumococcal vaccine pre-clinical development supported by £0.2 million ...

ImmBio (Immunobiology Ltd), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative vaccines against serious infectious diseases, today announced that the UK government-backed Biomedical Catalyst has awarded the company approximately £0.2 million ...
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HPV vaccine no longer required for green cards - TODAY Health ...

Immigrant girls and women will no longer have to be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted virus to get their green cards.
today.com/id/…/hpv-vaccine-no-longer-required-green-cards/

HPV vaccine uptake Behind The Headlines The Glasgow South and ...

This was a prospective cohort study assessing the feasibility and acceptability of the HPV vaccine being given to adolescent girls ...
www.glasgowsouthandeastwoodextra.co.uk/…/hpv-vaccine-up...

Universal flu vaccine comes closer to reality

Melbourne, Mar. 12 (ANI): Researchers from Melbourne have claimed that they have found a new way to protect people against new strains of the flu virus. They said in a statement that the University of Melbourne, Monash University and international ...
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Immunization information bill goes before lawmakers | wcsh6com

AUGUSTA MaineNEWS CENTER Lawmakers are considering a bill that would require school health officials to inform parents of children who are not immunized ...
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Wakefield vs. Brian Deer, Fiona Godlee and the BMJ: Dispatches from the Front

This is Chapter One in a series of occasional dispatches from An Independent Me, a charity for ASD adults on the front of the autism epidemic. Read the PROLOGUE HERE. Zero and I stomped down the parking garage stairs near the Travis County ...
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Traverse City man dies of fungal meningitis

The Michigan Department of Community Health says at least 258 people have contracted illnesses, including fungal meningitis, as part of the national outbreak. There have been 68 cases of fungal meningitis, 162 epidural abscesses, two strokes and 26 ...
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Child and Adolescent Health Week to Focus On Vaccination

The Child and Adolescent Health Week, which is set to begin today, will this time round focus on disease prevention through vaccination against measles, rubella, cervical cancer and Vitamin A provision. Rwanda will be the first African country to roll ...
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Whooping Cough Risks Among Kids Increase

(dailyRx News) Vaccines save lives by preventing a person from getting a disease or dramatically lowering their risks for the disease. But vaccines are not perfect. Their protection can wear off. A recent study found more evidence that the vaccine for ...
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Japan donates $2.62 million to Pakistan's polio program

Japan has donated $2.62 million through UNICEF for the polio eradication program of Pakistan as part of its commitment to focus on the global elimination of this viral disease. The grant covers purchasing 13 million doses of the oral polio vaccine (OPV ...
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Australia renews efforts to fight polio

HALL: This is a very comprehensive plan to finally get rid of polio throughout the whole world, and to be able to ensure that the world is certified completely polio free by 2018. We now have 99-point-nine per cent of the whole world free from the ...
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Some sheep flocks susceptible to polio

Feeding high-grain diets to ruminants can predispose them to polio because it slows thiamine production in the rumen and increases mechanisms that degrade thiamine produced in the rumen. Therefore, supplemental thiamine should be added to all ...
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Much needed: Japan pledges Rs230m for polio eradication

On the other hand, under the National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication, launched by former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, the Unicef had hired around 1,900 social mobalisers and communication officials under the Communication Network ...
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First it was mental health then hospitals and hospice now ...

The DHH Office of Public Health recently sent pediatric immunizations providers a notice letting them know this was proposed as an element of the State's ...
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Day 22 of Autism Agony at Loyola U Medical Center AGE OF AUTISM

This is Alex Spourdalakis, now 22 days at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois with debilitating GI pain. Everyone in the autism community ...
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Time to get your flu shot

So to bring awareness to the importance of being vaccinated Mackay Base Hospital staff were eligible to have flu vaccinations this morning. The hospital's Infectious Disease Specialist Dr James Yew said vaccination is the best protection against the ...
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Universal flu vaccine may be close: study

Universal flu vaccine may be close: study. 3:52pm March 12, 2013. A universal flu vaccine may be closer than ever, with Melbourne researchers saying they've found a way to predict and protect against new strains of the virus. Spectacular moments ...
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60 Minutes Aired Report On Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

ANN ARBOR, MI (WKZO) -- Sunday's lead-off episode on "60 Minutes" featured St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and some of its patients, as part of an investigation into the deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis. Thirteen of the 48 deaths linked to the outbreak ...
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Technician claims he warned bosses firm would soon 'hurt a patient'

A salesman from the firm behind last year's devastating outbreak of meningitis has revealed how the lab made up prescriptions for fake customers in order to maximise its profits. New England Compounding Center, where the fungal disease which has killed ...
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Daily Mail

CDC reports two more meningitis deaths

Two more people in the United States have died in the fungal meningitis outbreak, with Michigan now having as many deaths reported as Tennessee. Tennessee had no new illnesses or deaths in the report released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease ...
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Anti-measles drive kicked off

Kick-starting the anti-measles campaign in Lucknow, Minister of State for Medical and Health Nitin Agarwal on Monday said that efforts similar to the polio-eradication campaign is needed for eradication of measles, which is a serious disease. The ...
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Toulouse cancel all training due to mumps scare

French top 14 Rugby club Toulouse have cancelled all training sessions for a week over a mumps scare. At the request of French rugby's medical commission, the club have ordered all players to stay away from the ground and not to get in contact with ...
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Thimerosal | Hang The Bankers | He Who Controls the Money ...

The controversy regarding the continued use of mercury in some vaccines, despite the element's proven toxicity, is coming to a head as the United Nations ( UN) ...
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Drive similar to Pulse Polio needed for neutering dogs: North mayor

The mayor suggested a drive on the scale of the Pulse Polio drive to neuter dogs. "Seventy-five per cent of the total 1.5 lakh dogs in the city has to be sterilised in one go if we want to control the dog population in the city. We need a drive similar ...
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Feds sued for secrets on HPV vaccine deaths

WASHINGTON A widely popular HPV vaccine the federal government has recommended for girls and boys as young as 11 has caused thousands of adverse reactions ...
www.wnd.com/…/feds-sued-for-secrets-on-hpv-vaccine-deaths...

Flu shots keep older folks out of the hospital, study says

updated 3/8/2013 3:05:12 PM ET 2013-03-08T20:05:12. Print; Font: +; -. While the flu shot can be less effective in older adults, it may protect them from developing an illness severe enough to require hospitalization, according to a new study. Don't ...
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Dachel Media Update: NJ, Handcuffed, Utah Fails

"Parents of children with autism told an Assembly committee today that state regulations governing insurance coverage for their children's treatment are so confusing they had to hire an attorney and medical billing expert to help untangle them. "'I'm a ...
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Rotary Club of Goleta Members Visit India for National Polio Immunization Day

Rotary Club of Goleta members Lynn Cederquist, left, and Debbie Weaver visit a school in the rural community of Banglandshar, India, as part of National Polio Immunization Day. (Rotary Club of Goleta photo). By Lynn Cederquist for the Rotary Club of ...
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Immunization information bill goes before lawmakers

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Lawmakers are considering a bill that would require school health officials to inform parents of children who are not immunized about the benefits and risks of immunization. A public hearing on the bill was held today ...
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WCSH-TV

Passive immunization with Pneumovax(R) 23 and pneumolysin in combination ...

pneumoniae is one of the leading causes of bacterial endophthalmitis. The aim of this study is to determine whether passive immunization with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (Pneumovax(R) 23; PPSV23) or PLY protects against ...
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Rise in Some HPV-Linked Cancers Highlights Need for Vaccination

According to 2010 national survey data, only 32% of girls aged 13 to 17 years had received the recommended three doses of the HPV vaccine, and coverage was significantly lower among the uninsured and in the southern states of Alabama and Mississippi, ...
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OncLive

Study finds waning pertussis protection in kids post-vaccination

Mar 11, 2013 (CIDRAP News) – Health officials have suspected a drop-off in protection from the childhood acellular pertussis vaccine as one factor in surging disease levels, and new data today on Minnesota and Oregon kids provide the strongest evidence ...
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Dream of a better future for all children

She responded with one quietly spoken word: Polio. "Could I catch this disease? Would I end up begging on the streets alongside these other children?" I asked. In her warm embrace she told me: no, you are protected. Luckily for me, I had received the ...
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Whooping cough vaccine protection wanes after preschool shots

Protection against whooping cough starts to weaken a few years after preschool children get their final diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP) shot, a new study confirms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a booster shot ...
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Anambra assures of adequate immunisation

The governor said immunisation was vital in the healthcare delivery system of the state to protect children from childhood killer diseases, adding that government is rebuilding all hospital and health facilities across the state to bring quality health ...
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Pharmacy technician: Company tied to fatal meningitis outbreak 'got sloppy'

A former lab technician for the Massachusetts pharmacy tied to the meningitis outbreak that has killed 48 people told 60 Minutes host Scott Pelley that the company ignored safety guidelines as business increased while it skirted federal and state ...
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Raw Story

Meningitis and Other Problems Still a Problem - 5 Months After Tainted Injections

If you were one of the nearly 14,000 people at risk for a rare form of meningitis due to a spinal epidural injection tainted with mold given in the 2nd half of last year, you may not be out of the woods yet. The CDC reports that 5 months after the ...
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Measles case prompts vaccination reminder

Measles case prompts vaccination reminder. Vaccine reminder. Following confirmation of a measles case in Ontario linked to travel abroad, Ontario's Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health is reminding families to make sure their vaccinations are up ...
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NHH reports significant increase in healthcare worker immunizations

Biron pointed out that the Canadian Medical Association Journal had advocated mandatory immunization in the interests of public safety. In Ontario, however, the decision whether or not to require immunization of healthcare workers is not the domain of ...
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Specific humoral and cellular immunity induced by Trypanosoma cruzi DNA ...

In this study, we assessed the cellular and humoral immune response generated following immunization with pBCSP and pBCSSP4 plasmids containing the genes encoding a trans-sialidase protein (present in all three forms of T. cruzi) and an amastigote ...
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State all set to introduce new pentavalent vaccine

Sources said, the department plans to start the vaccine from next financial ... concerns over adverse reaction pattern of the vaccine to health secretary, ...

New Published Study Verifies Andrew Wakefield's Research on Autism ...

http://youtu.be/U83U0AWTnmg Controversial Doctor and Autism Media Channel Director proven right - MMR Vaccine Causes Autism & Inflammatory.
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Rotaract members focus on polio eradication

The LaGrange College Rotaract Club hosted events the week of March 4th to coincide with Rotaract's International Week “Stop Polio Now” campaign. The events included music, films, cuisine and cultural activities from different parts of the world and ...
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UNICEF directs officers to start anti-polio campaign across Pakistan

Islamabad: The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has directed its polio field workers to start anti-polio campaign across the country, after its was suspended over attacks on December 18, 2012 on the campaigners in ...
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