BY LAURA GONZALES AND LINDA HULL
President and Vice President
Rotary Club of Los Alamos
In honor of World Polio Day, October 24 th , the Rotary Club of Los Alamos is pleased to share
the good news about efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.
Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a highly infectious and disabling disease caused by the poliovirus. The
virus is spread person to person, typically through water contaminated with feces from an
infected individual or through exposure to mucus when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
The virus attacks the nervous system, often infecting the spinal cord,…