Living with polio’s lingering effects | Dandenong Star Journal By Cam Lucadou-Wells Lyn Bates is living proof that polio is far from eradicated. The Noble Park retiree contracted polio… Read more » More info @ https://ift.tt/2zBBqRd Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC July 13, 2018 at 05:23AM

We must remember the needs of others and find compromise.

Why banning plastic straws upsets people with disabilities Banning plastic straws is meant to be a proactive step in easing the burden that plastic waste has on our environment. But the bans may make life more complicated for people in the disabled community who rely on these tools. More info @ https://ift.tt/2JiFe9t Automated post from […]

The end is the most challenging, we cannot stop now. “The countries that have had problems have been the countries where the vaccination levels are extremely low, either because of ongoing infrastructure issues or, more commonly now, because areas of conflict don’t have the necessary infrastructure to vaccinate,” “If we continue to keep our vaccination levels high in all countries until we know polioviruses are all gone, then we should not see more cases.”

Why polio outbreaks still happen With the world on the brink of polio eradication, the oral vaccine used to stamp out the virus might also be behind rare outbreaks of the disease. More info @ https://cnn.it/2uoeYoW Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC July 10, 2018 at 10:08AM

The polio survivor who became a healthcare boss Simplyhealth chief executive Romana Adbin didn’t let the lasting impact of polio hold her back. More info @ https://ift.tt/2N0gOUi Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC July 09, 2018 at 06:42AM

Newly discovered film shows Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had polio, walking Newsreel reporters knew that they shouldn’t film FDR walking but a tourist from New York was not aware of the rules. More info @ https://ift.tt/2KuQG3a Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC June 29, 2018 at 05:50AM

Good news!

Enemy turned ally: Poliovirus is used to fight brain tumors One of the world’s most dreaded viruses has been turned into a treatment to fight deadly brain tumors. Survival was better than expected for patients in a small study who were given genetically modified poliovirus, which helped their bodies attack the cancer, doctors report. It […]

An Immigrant And An Immigrant’s Son Saved Americans From Polio If Jonas Salk’s mother and Albert Sabin did not immigrate to the U.S., American children would continue to be paralyzed for life by polio. More info @ https://ift.tt/2ypjfxm Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC June 19, 2018 at 04:34AM

Confirmed – NOT polio!

GPEI-Update on suspected polio case in Venezuela Following unconfirmed reports on 8 June of suspected polio re-emergence in Venezuela, final laboratory testing has confirmed the cause of the paralysis is not wild poliovirus or vaccine-derived poliovirus. More info @ https://ift.tt/2LUR37C Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC June 15, 2018 at […]

Post-polio Syndrome – information for medical professionals

Post-polio Syndrome. PPS information; neurological condition Post-polio syndrome (PPS)- onset of new deterioration in function may occur many years after recovery from acute poliomyelitis. Postpolio syndrome information More info @ https://ift.tt/2yaORXx Automated post from Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group (RAG) – https://ift.tt/2cY37pC June 14, 2018 at 01:48PM