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World Polio Day

World Polio Day September 16, 2014

World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Use of this inactivated polio virus vaccine and subsequent widespread use of the oral polio virus, developed by Albert Sabin,led to the establishment of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1988.

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