Interact District Council 5160 is proud to present this years district project: PolioPlus. Polio, also known as poliomyelitis, is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus. The virus can be transmitted from person to person, or by a common vehicle such as, contaminated water or food. It invades the nervous system, and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. Over 350,000 people have been affected by Polio and while incurable, there are vaccinations to prevent the disease from spreading. This year, District Council 5160 is asking you and your local Rotary Club to join our efforts to raise funds for PolioPlus. Your support will provide Polio immunizations to children and families around the world and help eradicate Polio. If financial donations are not feasible, raising awareness about the PolioPlus would be appreciated.