Katelyn Sharp


Polio is caused by Polio virus. There's only 3 countries left that still have polio. They are still trying to get a treatment that will cure everyone!

Locations That polio is in

The countries that still have polio are Afghanistan,Pakistan,and African countries.


Polio is transmitted by contaminated water and contaminated food.


Over so many years here are how many countries that were left in each year.

  • 1988 - 125 countries
  • 1991 - 90 countries
  • 1994 - 80 countries
  • 1997 - 70 countries
  • 1998 - 40 countries
  • 2000 - 20 countries
  • 2003 - 10 countries
  • 2010 - 5 countries
  • 2012- 3 countries
  • Today - 3 countries

Today in Afghanistan

WPV1 is 23 cases compared to 11 last year. The people in Afghanistan are trying to figure out a immunization activity to limit the spread of imported polio virus . This week there has been 2 cases reported.

Today in Pakistan

There are 8 new cases for (WPV1) were reported in the past month. Over 4 months have past and no new cases. Over 1 million people have been vaccinated in the past few months in communities including 850,000 children. Total (WPV1) in the past month is 268 people.

Today in Nigeria

Total cases in Nigeria for (WPV1) were reported is 6 compared to 70 last year. over 4 months have past and no new cases have been found. 26 cases of polio are in this country.


The most common symptoms you could get are sore throat, fever, headaches, vomiting, fatigue, back pain, neck pain, muscles weakness, and meningitis. Here are the symptom if you are paralyzed loss of reflexes, severe muscles aches or weakness, and loose and floppy limbs often on one side of the body. Here are the post polio syndrome progressive muscle or joint weakness, General fatigue and exhaustion after minimal activity, muscle atrophy, breathing or swallowing disorders, decreased tolorence of cold temperature, concentration and memory difficulties, and depression or mood swings.


Most children get there vaccines when there:

  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • Between 6 and 18
  • When just entering school 4 and 6


After you have got polio you have to have bed rest, moderate exercise, pain reliever , and a portable ventilator.


Works Cited

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"Our Progress Against Polio." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 01 May 2014. Web. 16 Dec. 2014.

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Polio Virus. Digital image. BBC News. Web. 16 Dec. 2014