World Polio Day - October 24
Tue Oct 24th

World Polio Day

World Polio Day, October 24th, highlights the global efforts to make the world polio-free. The day also honors those who work tirelessly to eliminate polio.

Poliomyelitis is a life-threatening disease caused by the poliovirus. Polio is a common disorder. Symptoms of polio are similar to influenza and include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Stiffness in the back or neck area is common in the back or neck
  • Stiffness in the arms or legs is a characteristic of the arms or legs
  • Muscle weakness

Polio does not always result in paralysis, contrary to popular belief. Some people with the poliovirus have no signs of being sick. However, in severe cases, the virus can cause nerve injury. If a nerve injury occurs, it can result in paralysis and even death.

Polio, which first appeared in the United States in the first decade of the twentieth century, struck the United States in the first decade. The virus has been around for as long as the summer. Nobody knew what caused the poliovirus or how it was spread. Parents in this region have been worried for four decades that their children will get the virus. There were nearly 58,000 cases of polio in 1952, 1952. Just over 3,000 of these cases resulted in death. The virus caused more than 15,000 cases of paralysis each year. Fortunately, researchers found a polio vaccination, thus ending the spread of the disease.

Today, polio is almost nonexistent in the United States. However, this contagious virus is also present in other nations. A polio-endemic outbreak is also present in two countries in particular. Afghanistan and Pakistan are among these countries. There is still hope, though, that one day the entire planet will be polio-free.

How to celebrate #worldpolioday #worldpolioday

On this day, Rotary International, as well as other health groups, host a variety of activities. These include screenings of documentaries about polio, polio walks, and informational seminars. To raise funds for polio research, communities and organizations also host concerts and other events. To participate: To participate: To participate: To participate: You must register:

  • Donate to your local Rotary Club
  • Learn more about polio and the polio vaccination
  • To raise concerns of post-polio syndrome, wear a burgundy ribbon
  • Watch a documentary about the polio vaccine, such as The Shot Felt 'Round the World,' on the World

With #WorldPolioDay, you will finally raise money for this day on social media.

History has a long tradition of world polio day

The World Health Assembly passed a resolution in 1988 to eliminate polio around the world. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative was initiated under this resolution. The initiative was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and the CDC. Rotary International, another group that became involved in the campaign, was Rotary International. Rotary International established World Polio Day in 1989, a decade later. In the early 2000s, the first festival was held in the early 2000s. They chose October 24th to honor Jonas Salk's birthday. In 1953, He led the first team to develop a polio vaccine and begin testing it.