Polio is a highly contagious disease caused by the polio virus. Although very rare, the virus can attack the parts of the brain that help you breathe, which can lead to death. Polio has no cure, but it can be prevented with vaccination.
This year's campaign will continue to use the slogan “End Polio” to support global eradication efforts, including continuing vaccination against this disease and maintaining epidemiological surveillance actions. In addition, it will commemorate 30 years since the last case of wild poliovirus in the Americas region.