When the global polio eradication drive began in 1988, more than 350,000 children around the world were paralyzed by the virus each year. Last year, only 359 were.Now polio only seems to survive in the mountains of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
In Africa, a Year Without Polio
Great news from Africa, where it has been a year since the last official case of polio. Polio is not known to infect any species but humans, so we may be able to eradicate it completely. Which would be a major boon to humankind: