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As scientists around the world rush to find a vaccine to stem the spread of Covid-19, another deadly disease, polio, has become the latest target of misinformation campaigns online.
While the social media giant has adopted new measures to track down on coronavirus-related conspiracy theories and bogus cures, a new study found that misleading content about health attracted nearly half a billion views on Facebook in April.
MANILA, July 20 (Xinhua): The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) on Monday resumed its mass polio immunization campaign across the country to stem the spread of the infectious disease.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): No polio cases have been detected in the Federal Territory of Labuan thus far based on the Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance and random screenings involving 41 healthy children aged five and below, says Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
KOTA KINABALU: Polio vaccination has resumed in Sabah and parents have been urged to bring their children for their dose.
KUALA LUMPUR: There has been a decline in the number of measles cases in Malaysia from 1,958 in 2018 to 1,077 last year.
KOTA KINABALU: The state-initiated polio vaccination programme which was supposed to start on March 23 has been postponed and can only resume after the movement control order (MCO), says Sabah Health and People’s Wellbeing Minister Datuk Frankie Poon.
KABUL (Reuters) - Scared by the prospect a coronavirus epidemic in parts of Afghanistan under their control, the Taliban have pledged their readiness to work with healthcare workers instead of killing them, as they have been accused of in the past.
MANILA: The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) said that four more polio cases have been detected, bringing the total number of cases to 16 since an outbreak was declared in September 2019.