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Thursday, October 24, 2019

World Polio Day is celebrated on 24 October

World Polio Day is celebrated on 24 October. The day aims to raise awareness and resources to support the polio eradication effort. On this day, Rotarians and other partners reach out to leaders and communities to engage them in the effort through various events, fundraisers, and social media campaigns to support a Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). History: World Polio Day was established by the International Rotary club. The day aims to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk. He led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Albert Sabin discovered the use of this inactivated poliovirus vaccine and subsequent widespread use of the oral poliovirus vaccine. His discovery led to the establishment of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Polio: Polio is a disease caused by Poliovirus. The virus affects the nervous system. Polio is also is known as poliomyelitis. It is mainly spread by person-to-person contact. Children younger than five years old contract the virus than any other age group of people. Poliovirus spreads by means of food or water containing human feces and less commonly from infected saliva.

from Current Affairs 2019 for Competitive Exams Current Affairs Today World Polio Day is celebrated on 24 October. The day aims to raise awareness and resources to support the polio eradication effort. On this day, Rotarians and other partners reach out to leaders and communities to engage them in the effort through various events, fundraisers, and social media campaigns to support a Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). History: World Polio Day was established by the International Rotary club. The day aims to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk. He led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Albert Sabin discovered the use of this inactivated poliovirus vaccine and subsequent widespread use of the oral poliovirus vaccine. His discovery led to the establishment of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Polio: Polio is a disease caused by Poliovirus. The virus affects the nervous system. Polio is also is known as poliomyelitis. It is mainly spread by person-to-person contact. Children younger than five years old contract the virus than any other age group of people. Poliovirus spreads by means of food or water containing human feces and less commonly from infected saliva. https://ift.tt/2W7i7XB

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