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Erlanger Rotarian’s quest to be rid of polio
Salyers part of worldwide venture to end scourge
KY 28 POLIO KY MARCH 27, 2013 John Salyers, a board member of the Rotary Polio Eradication Task Force for the United States, with a Rotary Club End Polio Now label pin he wears.l The club’s goal is to eradicate polio worldwide by 2015; at present polio cases are in only three countries. Salyers is a member of the Rotary Club of Florence. The Enquirer/Patrick Reddy
John Salyers remembers as a child growing up in the 1950s he had to wait in a long line to get the polio vaccine as anxiety over the disease closed pools and worried parents.
Then, there were 50,000 cases a year in the United States. In the first three months of this year, only 11 cases worldwide in three countries have been reported, according to the World Health Organization.
Thanks in part to the efforts of Salyers, 65, of Erlanger, and others with Rotary International, polio in the next few years might soon go the way of smallpox and become the second human infectious disease to be eradicated from the globe. Read More