The mission of every Infectious Awareables tie is to generate interest, discussion, even excitement about serious public health issues such as this silk Poliovirus R... read more The mission of every Infectious Awareables tie is to generate interest, discussion, even excitement about serious public health issues such as this silk Poliovirus Rotary tie in navy blue. Believing that humor can be a powerful educational tool, Infectious Awareables neckties take an atypical, slightly irreverent approach to some very serious subjects. Shop and take pride in knowing that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to disease research/education. "Start the Conversation!" Poliovirus Rotary. Presenting the Eradication Edition of our Poliovirus (necktie, scarf) design, featuring incorporation of the iconic Rotary International wheel logo. Rotary International and its PolioPlus foundation are at the forefront of the global campaign to eradicate polio once and for all! In conjunction with the World Health Organization and other agencies, Rotary International has helped eliminate this dread CNS disease in 98 - 99% of the world. A difficult challenge remains, however, to eradicate that last 1%, which if not addressed, could lead to reemergence. A back-of-tie "Awareness Note" and a source citation are incorporated in the pattern design, which reads: "POLIOVIRUS causes poliomyelitis, a central nervous system disease of once-epidemic proportions. Thanks to intensive global cooperation and effort, the goal of worldwide eradication of polio is now within reach." "Original images provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA." IA strongly supports the Polio Plus campaign and contributes a portion of every sale to Rotary International to help in its continuing efforts.