October 24 to be Proclaimed World Polio Day at City Hall

Joseph Grant

On October 24 at 9 a.m., the Mayor of Sweetwater and the City of Sweetwater will be presenting and reading the World Polio Day Proclamation to Sweetwater Rotary here at City Hall in Council Chambers.
According to the World Health Organization, Polio (poliomyelitis) mainly affects children under 5 years of age.
1 in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis. Among those paralysed, 5% to 10% die when their breathing muscles become immobilized.
Polio cases have decreased by over 99% since 1988, from an estimated 350 000 cases then, to 37 reported cases in 2016. As a result of the global effort to eradicate the disease, more than 16 million people have been saved from paralysis.
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