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polio:

see poliomyelitispoliomyelitis
, polio,
or infantile paralysis,
acute viral infection, mainly of children but also affecting older persons. There are three immunologic types of poliomyelitis virus, one of which was eradicated in 1999; exposure to one type produces immunity
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Governor further ordered to conduct training sessions for polio workers to improve their efficiency.
This achievement is a tribute to the hard work of countless health care workers, traditional leaders, over 400,000 volunteers and the government who managed to turn the programme in Nigeria around by reaching over 45 million children repeatedly with polio vaccines," said the chairman of Rotary's Nigeria National Polio Plus Committee, Tunji Funsho.
Our grants show Rotary's commitment to staying the course until we wipe out polio forever.
To a question, Salman said, polio virus was existing in KPK and FATA, adding that some children out of thousands of families travelling to Punjab carry polio virus as a result sewerage water samples had been positive.
But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), three countries are still endemic for polio - Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria - which means the wild poliovirus (WPV) which causes polio has circulated there during the past 12 months.
In 1985, Rotary International became a key player in the fight against polio with the establishment of its PolioPlus program.
For that reason I teamed up with e British Polio Fellowship, and am honoured to be their ambassador, raising awareness about the often unspoken, hidden plight of the UK's Polio survivors.
The British Polio Fellowship has been supporting people since 1939 and polio is not defeated yet.
The WHO, which has been closely working with the Indian government on the issue, deems a country polio free, if it does not have a case of polio for three consecutive years.
Our website survey is researching GPs' knowledge of Polio and PPS, while our Medical Alert Card, Map of Medicine and other online resources provide the medical community and patients alike with the tools and support they need.
When eradicated, Polio will be only the second disease in human history to be eradicated following the spectacular success of ridding the world of Smallpox in 1979.
The nine-member delegation led by Special Assistant to Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahnaz Wazir Ali, expressed appreciation over the progress made by India in eradicating polio over the last two years, despite challenges.