Eradicate Polio NOW

Posted on September 4, 2012

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The number of annual polio cases has dropped from 350,000 in 1988 to 1,606 in 2009 (see UNICEF Polio Eradication). According to PubMed Health, polio is a disease caused by the virus poliomyelitis, which could be spread from direct person-to-person contact, and contact with infected mucus, phlegm, or feces. The most at risk groups for contracting polio are children, pregnant women, and the elderly (PubMed Health). Complications of polio include (PubMed Health): Aspiration pneumonia, Cor pulmonale (a form of heart failure found on the right side of the circulation system), High blood pressur, Kidney stones, Lack of movement, Lung problem, Myocarditis, Paralytic ileus (loss of intestinal function), Permanent muscle paralysis, disability, deformity, Pulmonary edema, Shock, Urinary tract infections, and sometimes death (mostly due to respiratory problems).

Help eradicate Polio now. Help eliminate the active spread and re-infection of Polio.

Please visit http://www.theendofpolio.com/home/ to learn more about how to take action. Don’t forget to sign the petition!

To purchase UNICEF-inspired gifts of Polio Vaccines that could save 67 children from contracting Polio ($28.60 value), please visit: https://secure.unicefusa.org/site/Ecommerce/1154741396?VIEW_PRODUCT=true&product_id=4158&store_id=10961

To support UNICEF’s effort to eradicate Polio through donations of any amount, please visit: https://secure.unicefusa.org/site/Donation2?df_id=9221&9221.donation=form1&JServSessionIdr004=7j6rffzof1.app239a

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