Infographic: Bold steps to end polio

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Bold Steps to End Polio

Infographic: Bold steps to end polio

Polio cases worldwide: 1988 = 350,000/125 countries

Year | Polio Cases

1988 | 350,000

1989 | 261,000

1990 | 233,000

1991 | 134,000

1992 | 137,000

1993 | 76,000

1994 | 73,000

1995 | 60,000

1996 | 33,000

1997 | 18,000

1998 | 10,000

1999 | 10,000

2000 | 4,000

2001 | 548

2002 | 1,922

2003 | 784

2004 | 1,258

2005 | 2,033

2006 | 2,022

2007 | 1,387

2008 | 1,732

2009 | 1,782

2010 | 1,409

2011 | 650

2012 | 223

2013 | 416

2014 | 359

2015 | 74

2016 | 37

2017 | 22

 

Polio cases worldwide: 2017 = 22/3 endemic countries

[World map with Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan highlighted]

Children still need to be vaccinated against polio.

If we were to stop our current vaccination efforts, within a decade we would see a resurgence of polio that could paralyze more than 200,000 children worldwide every year.

  • Since 1988 polio vaccine has prevented more than 17 million cases of paralysis
  • Since 1988 more than 850,000 deaths from polio have been prevented
  • $40-$50 billion: The economic benefi­ts of polio eradication are $40-50 billion through the year 2035.
  • The net benefit of other services such as vitamin A delivery alongside polio vaccination: up to $90 billion in additional savings and the prevention of up to 5.4 million child deaths

Polio eradication is within our reach.

It will save lives.

It will prevent disability.

It will save money.

www.cdc.gov/polio

Page last reviewed: October 19, 2018
Content source: Global Health