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Philanthropist Bill Gates hopes polio will be eradicated by 2018

...spearhead a global campaign to eradicate polio, said Thursday he hopes that by 2015 no...be paralyzed by the disease and by 2018 polio will be wiped out.Gates said in an interview...great progress" in the fight against polio and there are now only three countries...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-09-28/philanthropist-bill-gates-hopes-polio
Not For Web
Smiths donate to polio research, share story

...Foundation with a check for $5,000 to be used toward research on post-polio syndrome. Carlton's father, Norman L. Smith, who suffered from polio, then post-polio syndrome, died in December, 2011 at the age of 86. A World War II paratrooper...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-04-29/smiths-donate-polio-research-share-
Neighbors
Photo: Community partnership against polio

...presents a $250 donation to Rotary Club of Juneau President Warren Russell toward Rotary's worldwide drive to eradicate polio, during Rotary Night on Thursday at Perseverance Theatre - a reception and viewing of Thornton Wilder's "Skin of Our Teeth...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100409/nei_500771675.shtml
Health officials: Take sickness seriously

...is under control and seeing a doctor if they develop a respiratory infection and asthma worsens. For more information about EV-D68, visit http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/outbreaks/EV-D68-outbreaks.html.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-07/health-officials-take-sickness-seriousl
Local
Franklin George Peters

...Ida Peters. This distinction earned him the nickname "The Baby" later in life. As an infant, he contracted and survived polio. He was named after two of his uncles, Franklin and George Dawson. As a child, his Tlingit name was Gunanaa. Later in life...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172636241
Rotary clubs aim to eradicate polio

...with the rest of the Western Hemisphere, polio-free. But that didn't stop members...international organization's efforts to eradicate polio from the entire world. "You join Rotary...its members to raise $80 million for its Polio Plus program by 2005. "If we can do something...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052703/loc_polio.shtml
News
Riding for Polio

...Juneau this week to cap a 50-state tour to promoting polio eradication. A polio survivor himself, Mutchler spent the summer touring...business in Folsom, Calif., Mutchler, 58, contracted polio when he was 9 months old and spent the next three...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/093005/loc_20050930011.shtml
News
My Turn: Fall - the season for back-to-school, new beginnings and heathcare opportunities

...adults, STI counseling for adolescents and adults, and immunizations such as pertussis vaccine to prevent whooping cough, polio vaccine, and meningococcal vaccine to prevent many types of meningitis. Checking in with your primary care doctor and taking...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/my-turn-fall-season-back-school-new-b
Opinion
HIV/AIDS: It ain't over 'til It's over ...

...will remember when we wondered if we would ever get beyond the smallpox epidemic. We did. Many of us have done battle with polio and now that is a rare scare in many parts of the world now. HIV/AIDS isn't over yet. There are more than 33 million people...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120210/let_744586560.shtml
Opinion
Pioneering Alaska doctor Marcell Jackson dies

...Jackson was born in Lewistown, Mont., in 1929. When she was a toddler, her mother died. At age 2, Jackson contracted polio and as a teenager she had her spine fused and used a back brace.She earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Montana State...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-29/pioneering-alaska-doctor-marcell-jackso
State

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