Stories tagged: polio
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 5 a.m.
Unbeaten by polio, Spokane golfer lobbies to reinstate fee waiver for disabled players
Tom Ogan, 63, taught himself to play golf despite severely limited strength and balance resulting from polio, which he contracted as a child in South Korea. He wants the city …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016
100 years ago: Woodrow Wilson secures second term days after vote
From our archive, 100 years ago After three days of nail-biting, California finally pushed incumbent Woodrow Wilson over the top in the 1916 presidential election.
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 6:54 a.m.
Gunmen kill anti-polio physician in northwestern Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Pakistani police say gunmen have killed a physician who was instrumental in an anti-polio drive in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Police said Monday that Dr. Zaka …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: School district announces plan to vaccinate students for whooping cough
From our archives, 100 years ago The medical director of the Spokane Public Schools announced plans to vaccinate Spokane children against whooping cough.
Mon., July 11, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Warning of ‘infantile paralysis’
From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokane Daily Chronicle ran a front page box advising parents to be on the watch for a frightening scourge: infantile paralysis.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 8:48 a.m.
Gunmen kill 7 policemen during polio campaign in Karachi
Gunmen on motorcycles shot and killed seven Pakistani police officers involved in a polio vaccination campaign in two separate attacks Wednesday in the port city of Karachi, police said.
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, 7 p.m.
Polio ambassador: ‘There really is a possibility that we could eradicate this disease’
Paralyzed by polio as an infant in India, Minda Dentler recently traveled to the country of her birth to advocate for childhood immunization and offer hope to survivors.
Tue., Oct. 8, 2013
Attack on Pakistani polio workers kills two
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A bomb exploded near a government health center Monday in northwestern Pakistan as anti-polio kits were being distributed, killing two people and wounding at least 12, Pakistani …
Fri., Aug. 16, 2013, 1:15 p.m.
Somalia polio outbreak spreads; 105 recorded cases
NAIROBI, Kenya — Somalia is suffering an “explosive” outbreak of polio and now has more cases than the rest of the world combined, an official said Friday.
Sun., Aug. 30, 2009
Society’s ills: Three health catastrophies offer swine flu clues
On Monday, the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology estimated that half the U.S. population could come down with swine flu, and 90,000 victims could end up dead. …