003 What is Post Polio Syndrome?
Post Polio Vaccine

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Polio vaccine has been available for more than fifty years, so many persons have been inoculated and the world is almost free of current cases. India reported no cases for a year. Globally there have been 55 cases reported in 2012 down from 650 in 2011. These cases have been recorded in Nigeria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Chad. Rotary International and Bill Gates Foundation have spearheaded this inoculation effort. However, we remember in the mid 20th century more than a million and a half Americans contracted polio. Now, 70% of those persons have developed Post Polio Syndrome.