Borger Rotary Club celebrates October 24 as World Polio Day

Monday, October 24 is World Polio Day. Before Rotary Clubs across the world took on the task of polio eradication, 350,000 people, mostly children, were paralyzed by polio every year.

Today, 31 years after Rotary launched the PolioPlus program, the disease is found in just a very few countries. Just 74 cases of the disease occurred globally in 2015 and only about a quarter as many during the first seven months of 2016.

It's an exciting time as the world may soon witness polio readication.

Date: 
Monday, October 24, 2016