Oct. 24, 2016: Today is World Polio Day
Oct. 24, 2016
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
October 24 is World Polio Day.
Blog of the Week
World Polio Day 2016: A Focus on Tenacity and Hope
John Bingham is an American writer and long distance runner who’s competed in more than 45 marathons. He has no connection whatsoever to global health. Nor does he claim any history or involvement with the difficult but ever hopeful struggle to eradicate polio from every corner of the world. So it might seem odd that Bingham’s words come to mind today, World Polio Day, as an apt and perfectly relevant call to action in our efforts to defeat polio. “Marathons,” he wrote, “are about tenacity as much as talent.” Read blog
Infographic of the Week
Polio: what you see is only the tip of the icebergView text version of infographics
Video of the Week
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Story of the Week
On World Polio Day, Join Us on the Road to Making Polio History
9-year old Job, one of the last children in Kenya to contract polio. Meet Job and Sabina — a Kenyan vaccinator who will do whatever it takes to ensure that no child should ever suffer polio again…Read story
On January 22, 2016, CDC activated the Incident Management System and, working through the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), centralized the response to the outbreaks of Zika occurring in the Americas and increased reports of birth defects and Guillain-Barré syndrome in areas affected by Zika. On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) because of clusters of microcephaly and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika. On February 8, 2016, CDC elevated response efforts to a Level 1 activation, the highest response level at the agency.
CDC is working with international public health partners and with state and local health departments to
- Alert healthcare providers and the public about Zika.
- Post travel notices and other travel-related guidance.
- Provide state health laboratories with diagnostic tests.
- Monitor and report cases of Zika, which will helps improve our understanding of how and where Zika is spreading.
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