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© Neena Bhandari
 

ImageAs the world marks World Polio Day on October 24, 2010, let’s ensure that immunisation helps eradicate this crippling disease. As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. International travel between countries with endemic polio presents the greatest risk of spread of polio to non-immunised populations in polio-free countries. Polio remains endemic in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nigeria

Also, many of the 40,000 Australians who survived the polio epidemics of the 20th century are facing new disabilities. While they initially recovered and made the most of life with disability, today they are battling with profound fatigue, increasing muscle weakness, joint and muscle pain, increased sensitivity to cold temperatures, and sleeping, breathing or swallowing difficulties -- all linked to late effects of polio. With stringent preventive measures and vaccination drives, governments across the world also need to invest in medical and health care of polio survivors.

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