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Polio presentation for Schools

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Polio presentation for Rotary Club of Manchester Breakfast. Used at local schools as part of Focus on the Crocus initiative

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Polio presentation for Schools

  1. 1. > What is Polio? It’s a virus that you can catch like a cold
  2. 2. > What is Polio? And it does this
  3. 3. > What is Polio? It ‘withers’ limbs
  4. 4. > What is Polio? …and causes paralysis
  5. 5. > What is Polio? It mainly attacks young children
  6. 6. > What is Polio? The last recorded case in the UK was more than 20 years ago
  7. 7. Me, age 7, in hospital being treated for polio 14/10/2010 Page 9
  8. 8. > What is Polio? Iron lungs used to be used to save young lives
  9. 9. > What is Polio?
  10. 10. > What is Polio?
  11. 11. A polio patient being placed in an iron lung, 1938. 60 years in an iron lung
  12. 12. Is there a cure for Polio?
  13. 13. > Is there a cure for Polio? YES… A very simple treatment gives protection
  14. 14. > Is there a cure for Polio?
  15. 15. > Is there a cure for Polio? Rotary started immunising the world’s children in 1985
  16. 16. Two billion children have been protected and the number of countries with polio has fallen from 125 to just 4
  17. 17. Progress in Polio Eradication In 1985 there were less than 1,500 cases inday 2008 1,000 new cases every a year
  18. 18. Purple Crocuses
  19. 19. Giving £1 will immunise more than five children

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