The latest report from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative shows that 21 wild poliovirus cases were reported in 2017 from two countries–Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The question some are asking is –Is 2018 the year we make history and see zero cases of polio?
Rotary International has been integral in this amazing success in the battle against polio.
The Director of the PolioPlus program at Rotary International, Carol Pandak joined me to discuss Rotary International’s role in this success then and now.
CORRECTION: The interview incorrectly states that even with zero cases of polio reported, we’ll still need “up to three years” of intensive polio surveillance activity. After we reach zero cases, polio surveillance will need to continue for at least three years.
- Raw water: ‘In defiance of everything science tells us’
- The growing anti-vaccine movement: A discussion with Dr Peter Hotez
- Infectious diseases Year-in-review 2017 with Dr Judy Stone
- Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: Increasing spread predicted
- Lyme disease: New research on Borrelia burgdorferi persistence
- Outbreaks and the role of health promotion
- Bacterial meningitis and vaccinations: A discussion with Dr. Leonard Friedland
- Animal research: The benefits, the regulations and the reality
- Guinea worm disease: A discussion about the ‘fiery serpent’
- The cost of measles: A CDC review
Intro music: “Rapture” by Ross Bugden