Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects young children, under the age of 5.
Most know it as polio virus. The virus is spread person-to-person, typically through contaminated water. It can attack the nervous system and, in some instances, lead to paralysis. Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and our partners used to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide.
#Who Is Affected?
Unless we eradicate polio, within 10 years we could see as many as 200,000 new cases each year, all over the world. The disease is endemic in only three countries, but unless we reach every child with the vaccine, no child anywhere is safe.
Say End Polio Now!
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