Where, Why, & What is Polio ?

There is so much concern about Polio spread and the #Polio Vaccine in #Pakistan and neighboring #Afghanistan, that it seems like a monster we can not control any more, … after thousands of philanthropic and governmental efforts to vaccinate every child, we are still seeing increase in cases. They for now are limited to an area or two, but we can not overlook the contagious nature of this disabling disease. We need to rethink our strategy,practice and unique situation, and ask our selves are we doing it right ? or we need to focus on the causes and the correction of the health habits of the communities which seen increase in Polio cases in recent past, is it bringing any long term benefits to our population? Lets focus on causes of polio and its spread in our situation, and prevention all at once;

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POLIO(also known as poliomyelitis) is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. Children younger than 5 years old are more likely to contract the virus than any other group.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in 200 polio infections will result in permanent paralysis. However, the disease has been largely eradicated thanks to the development of a polio vaccine. The most recent WHO poll, in 2010, reported only 1,352 cases of polio worldwide. Ther (WHO)


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