Rotarians learn about polio

first_img You Might Like Goshen to pave Taylor Street The Goshen Council made plans to pave Taylor Street in Tuesday night’s meeting. “That’s the only unpaved street in Goshen,”… read more Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Email the author Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Jennifer Garrett, club president elect, presented a program Wednesday on Jonas Salk: The man who saved the children.At its peak in the 1940s and 1950s, polio paralyzed or killed more than half a million.Salk was one of the leading scientists of the 20th century and the creator of the first polio vaccine. The Brundidge Rotary Club recently applauded the news that India had celebrated three years since its last case of polio. India was once considered the most challenging place to end the disease.Pending final clearance of December and January laboratory samples, the Regional Certification Commission is expected to certify the South-East Asia Region of the World Heath Organization as polio-free in March.Rotary International and the WHO are closing in on their goal of a polio free world. The Brundidge Rotarians are proud to be a part of the efforts to eradicate the crippling disease. In 1947, Salk conducted research on polio, which was also known as infantile paralysis, at the University of Pittsburgh.Garrett said that Salk was able to develop a “killed virus” vaccine for the disease. The vaccine used polio viruses that had been grown in a laboratory and then destroyed.Preliminary testing of the polio vaccine began in 1952 and expanded over the next two years. The testing of the polio vaccine was one of the largest clinical trails in medical history.Polio crippled people of all ages, but mostly young children. So, although parents were skeptical of the vaccine, they were more terrified of the disease. Rotarians learn about polio To demonstrate to the masses that the vaccine was safe, Salk inoculated himself and a general feeling of hopefulness spread across the country, Garrett said.On April 20, 1955 the Salk vaccine was determined to be safe and effective.Signs were posted that read, “Salk Vaccine Works” and “Thank You, Dr. Salk!”Today as the polio in nearing eradication, the Brundidge Rotary Club is joining people around the world in saying again, “Thank you, Dr. Salk” and thank you, too, to all of those who have been and are a part of the eradication of a terrible disease that crippled and killed thousands. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article By The Penny Hoarderlast_img

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