Polio is a disease which is caused by a virus known as the poliovirus. It is known to cause paralysis by invading and attacking the nervous system. However, polio is now a very rare disease. This is attributed to the polio vaccine which was introduced in the late 1950s. In fact, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Malaysia free of polio in the year 2000. However, that doesn’t mean we can be lax, vigilance is needed for Malaysia to remain polio free.
Join Datuk Dr Zulkifli Ismail as he and his friend, Mr Johanuddin, recount the challenges faced by Mr Johanuddin, a polio patient, growing up.