Thanks to global childhood immunization campaigns, polio has been reduced by 99 percent globally, and eradication is within reach.
Polio is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus. It invades the nervous system and can quickly cause paralysis.
Thanks to childhood vaccines, we are exceptionally close to eradicating polio. But we can't stop now.
In developing countries, just a few diseases kill millions of children under age five.
In countries like the United States, family live without the fear of polio. But polio still exists in about a dozen countries today.
We have a unique window of opportunity to change history and end polio.