Polio has been wiped out in 10 African countries, according to the World Health Organization, the BBC reports:
No cases have been found in the 10 west and central African state since June.
"This is the light at the end of the tunnel," said Bruce Aylward, WHO co-ordinator for the eradication of polio.
"The world can be polio-free in another 18 months everywhere and the poorest countries in the world are committed to turning this around."
All thanks to vaccination.
The polio outbreak began in 2003 when Islamic clerics in Nigeria organised a boycott of the polio vaccine, claiming it was part a western plot against Muslims
And they say the world can be free of polio in 18 months if the anti-vaccination and religious nuts can be kept at bay.