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World Closes In on Eradicating Polio

Never before have so few children in the world had polio. Yet, as World Polio Day is observed Saturday, those who are trying to rid Earth of the virus say it's time to step up vaccination campaigns. If this happens, said Rotary's Carol Pandak, director of the PolioPlus program, we could have a polio-free world by 2019. Three years ago, Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, was the reservoir of more than half of the polio cases in the world. Then the country's leaders,...

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