Polio vaccine Current Affairs, GK & News

October 24: World Polio Day

Every year, World Polio Day is celebrated on October 24. The day is celebrated to highlight the global efforts towards polio-free world. Also, the day encourages the use of polio vaccines. Highlights According to WHO, the polio cases have decreased by 99% since 1988. In 1988, there were 350,000 reported cases. This has reduced to ..

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2019 edition of World Polio Day (WPD)

The World Polio Day (WPD) is observed every year on 24th October by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its allied agencies to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. The day provides an opportunity to celebrate progress towards a polio-free world and the tireless ..

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World Polio Day Observed On 24 October

The World Polio Day (WPD) is observed every year on 24 October by the World Health Organization (WHO) to create awareness about the hazards of the crippling disease. The day also observed to commemorate the birth of American medical researcher and virologist Jonas Salk, who successful discovered and developed the first polio vaccine (or poliomyelitis) ..

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The 2017 World Polio Day (WPD) observed on 24 October

The World Polio Day (WPD) is observed every year by the World Health Organization (WHO) on October 24 to raise awareness about the hazards of the crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. The day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team ..

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Polio a global health emergency: WHO

WHO may declare Polio a global health emergency. Why WHO might declare Polio a Global Health Emergency? WHO may declare this owing to complacency in efforts to eradicate the virus forever. Polio is still endemic to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria because of recent outbreaks in countries once declared polio free. Albeit India has achieved success ..

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