Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5.
Most know it as poliovirus. 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 use to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide.
more Report on progress of efforts to make the world Polio Free
more Highlights from the history of Polio Eradication over the years
back Rotary has been in the vanguard of the drive to eradicate polio for more than 30 years