Polio case reported from New York

The first U.S. case of polio since 2013 has been detected in New York

cdc reports:

EARLIER, no cases of polio have originated in the United States since 1979.

The polio vaccine was introduced in 1955, and due to a high inoculation rate, cases decreased significantly in the late 1950s and early 1960s. 

Ist Polio vaccine in 1955

polio vaccine 

The polio vaccine was introduced in 1955, and due to a high inoculation rate, cases decreased significantly in the late 1950s and early 1960s. 

Polio in london

For the first time in nearly 40 years, health officials in the U.K. have identified a likely outbreak of polio in London.

24th October is WPD.

From an estimated 350,000 in 1988 when the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was launched-cases have declined to more than 99.9% worldwide.

Two types of poliovirus-completely eradicated

Of the three serotypes of wild poliovirus, type 2 was certified as eradicated in 2015 and type 3 was certified as eradicated in 2019.

Three types of wild polio virus

wild polio virus type 1 (WPV1); wild polio virus type 2 (WPV2) and wild polio virus type 3 (WPV3). WPV2 was eradicated in 2015 and WPV3 in 2019.

EPIDEMIC OF POLIOMYELITIS.

The most important lesson from the above epidemic study-1916- is that publicity of this kind is extremely profitable for it lowers the death-rate of the community.

A polio virus structure

Vaccine-derived polio is on the rise. A new vaccine aims to stop the spread.

Oral polio vaccination.

virus in sewage water in the U.K. 

They've found multiple versions of the virus in sewage water, the U.K. Health Security Agency said Wednesday in a press release.

London sewage plant

For the first time in nearly 40 years, health officials in the U.K. have identified a likely outbreak of polio in London.

The last case of polio in the U.K. occurred in 1984. The U.K. was declared free of polio in 2003.

Lab in UK for testing the virus.

Prior Lake Rotarian Kyle Haugen receives international award

Haugen has been a passionate champion and supporter of polio eradication

National Immunization Day (NID)

commonly known as Pulse Polio Immunization programme was launched in India in 1995, and is conducted twice in early part of each year.

Adapting to life of crutches.

Meet Anita Sharma-the Polio-Affected IIM Professor Who Teaches Driving to the Differently-Abled!

Crutches and Callipers-never an obstacle

Wild poliovirus has been eradicated in all continents except Asia

As of 2020, Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only two countries where the disease is still classified as endemic.

LET’S MAKE A POLIO FREE UNIVERSE.

Globally it is still prevalent in Asia with almost twelve countries.