Polio

Up-To-Date Sources of Information

Website on Polio Eradication

http://www.polioeradication.org/

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a public-private partnership led by national governments and spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide.

Polio Frequently Asked Questions

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Disease FAQ: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/polio/dis-faqs.htm
Vaccine FAQ: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/polio/vac-faqs.htm

Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Polio

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/polio/  – This is a good site for general information, preparedness activities, and has links to many other pertinent websites with good current information.

World Health Organization (WHO) on Polio

http://www.who.int/topics/poliomyelitis/en/ This site has up to date information on Polio and also provides links to other relevant sites.

Week statistics on polio cases in:
http://www.polioeradication.org/Dataandmonitoring/Poliothisweek.aspx

Fact sheet:

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs114/en/

USAID on Polio

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) http://nigeria.usaid.gov/newsroom/news-story/nigeria-pushes-polio-brink