Rotary Club of New Amsterdam hosts polio eradication walk – Guyana Times
As efforts continue to be made to eradicate polio, wars have been one of the main contributing factors for poliovirus cases still being found.
Poliovirus cases have decreased by over 99 per cent since 1988, from an estimated 350,000 cases in more than 125 endemic countries to 6 reported cases in 2021. Of the 3 strains of wild poliovirus (type 1, type 2, and type 3), wild poliovirus type two was eradicated in 1999 and wild poliovirus type three was eradicated in 2020.
Immediate past President of the New Amsterdam club, Tajpaul Adjodhea, who is spearheading activities as it relates to awareness on the fight against polio, said it is hoped that within the shortest possible time, the world would be certified as polio-free.
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