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Rotarian’s Primer

Just updated for 2018! Our pamphlet “A Rotarian’s Primer on Polio Eradication and Polio Survivor Support” has been written and edited by experts in the field to answer questions about these topics.  Please download a copy and distribute!

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The Life Skills Journey

A big post-polio conference being held in our country, just up the road in Sydney? You really want to go but … The event, organised by Polio Australia, was the 2016 Australasian-Pacific Post-Polio Conference with guest speakers, polio experts, coming from around the world. Chatting on Facebook, an American polio friend asked if I was […]

Poliovirus Receptor (CD155) Expression in Pediatric Brain Tumors Mediates Oncolysis of Medulloblastoma and Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma

Poliovirus oncolytic immunotherapy is a putatively novel approach to treat pediatric brain tumors. This work sought to determine expression of the poliovirus receptor (PVR), CD155, in low-grade and malignant pediatric brain tumors and its ability to infect, propagate, and inhibit cell proliferation. CD155 expression in pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA), medulloblastoma, atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor, primitive neuroectodermal […]

Venezuela: PAHO on the suspected polio cases

From <http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/2018/06/venezuela-paho-on-the-suspected-polio-cases.html#> PAHO has published Epidemiological Update: Detection of Sabin type 3 vaccine poliovirus in a case of Acute Flaccid Paralysis. The situation summary: On 7 June 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations (IHR) Regional Contact Point received an unofficial report on the detection of Sabin type 3 vaccine poliovirus in a sample […]

Many thanks to these frontline workers

Rotary Gives Awards To 107 Polio Frontline Workers — Leadership Nigeria Newspapers Many thanks to these frontline workers, the foot soldiers working to create a polio-free world. Special thanks to the polio survivors raising their voices, working to ensure no child will have to endure the crippling effects of the poliovirus they know so well. […]

What is Post-Polio Syndrome?

From our archive – originally published in 2009 – Joan L. Headley, MS, Executive Director, Post-Polio Health International St. Louis, Missouri (director@post-polio.org) Post-polio syndrome is a new condition that affects the survivors of polio decades after the acute illness of poliomyelitis. The major symptoms are pain, fatigue and weakness. New weakness is considered the hallmark of […]

In Memory – PSA Founder Ray Taylor

Ray Taylor, founder of Polio Survivors Rotarian Action Group, died suddenly Feb. 16, 2016 after suffering two massive strokes. His work with polio survivors was so important to him and the way he reached out to be of help to one and all was his way of contributing to a better world. Ray was born […]

Rotary International Observes World Polio Day [2015]

“Yes, Virginia, polio is still here”, but it is now in full retreat.” In June 1948 the PILOT featured a story about a young Aberdeen mother, Lib Monroe, who had just been diagnosed with polio; a few days after her baby son, Robbie, had been admitted to the local hospital with polio.  A shocking and […]