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Back in 1988 the vaccine for polio was developed. After 25 years the number of cases of polio has dropped by approximately 99%. This figure is one that Rotary International, and everyone else involved in the fight, should be proud of, but there is still work to be done. One more push and a polio-free world could become a reality.

By the Numbers

Vaccination Cost = $0.60

Polio-endemic Countries Remaining = 3

Reported Cases in 2012 = 223

Source: the Rotarian