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World Polio Day 2021: Theme, History

World Polio Day 2021: Theme, History

Every year, World Polio Day is celebrated on 24th October across the globe. the main purpose of this day is to raise awareness for polio vaccination and the eradication of polio.

World Polio Day 2021: History

  • Rotary International designated polio day.
  • It day also makes the birth of Jonas Salk. Jonas Salk led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis.

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World Polio Day 2021: Theme

  • The theme 2021 for World Polio Day is “One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio – delivering on our promise of a polio-free world!”.

About Polio

  • Polio is also known as poliomyelitis.
  • It is a life-threatening viral illness and affects only human beings.
  • illness can enter through contaminated food and water to humans.
  • It can also lead to permanent disability, difficulty in breathing.
  • It can also cause death.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is World Polio Day celebrated?

It aims to raise awareness for polio vaccination and the eradication of polio.

What is the theme of World Polio Day 2021?

The theme 2021 for World Polio Day is “One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio – delivering on our promise of a polio-free world!”

Why is World Polio Day on October 24?

On that day, Jonas Salk led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis.

Who started World Polio Day?

Rotary International designated polio day.

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