March 06, 2021
Dr Jonas Salk at work in his lab in 1954

Dr Jonas Salk at work in his lab in 1954

Mar 6, 2021 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

What is that Polio Picture? This picture shows Dr Jonas Salk at work in his lab in 1954.  The Inactivated Polio Vaccine, invented by Dr Salk is now being used in the routine immunization schedules of every country.

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A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

How Many Children have we saved from the paralysis of Polio?
That number has now reached 20 Million! That’s a number to celebrate and to share!

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 13Afghanistan – 6 (305 in 2020), Angola – 0 (3 in 2020),Benin – 0 (3 in 2020), Burkina Faso – 0 (59 in 2020), Cameroon – 0 (7 in 2020), CAR – 0 (4 in 2020), Chad – 0 (99 in 2020), Congo – 0 (2 in 2020), Cote d’ Ivoire – 0 (72 in 2020), DRC – 0 (78 in 2020), Ethiopia – 0 (26 in 2020), Ghana – 0 (11 in 2020), Guinea – 0 (45 in 2020), Mali – 0 (38 in 2020), Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020),  Niger – 0 (8 in 2020), Nigeria – 0 (8 in 2020), Pakistan – 6 (135 in 2020), Philippines – 0 (1 in 2020), Sierra Leone – 0 (3 in 2020), Somalia – 0 (13 in 2020), South Sudan – 0 (47 in 2020), Sudan – 0 (57 in 2020), Tajikistan – 1 (1 in 2020), Togo – 0 (9 in 2020), and Yemen – 0 (30 in 2020),

A total of 1,034 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

One man (or woman) with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
1 Wild Polio cases – 2021. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 1/13/21.
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020.  Thirteen WPV1 & CVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

0 new Polio cases reported this past week.
1 Wild Polio case – 2021. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 1/1/21.
56 Wild Polio cases – 2020. Nine WPV1 & CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.

Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!

Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser Rotary Region 36

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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