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  • Polio Vaccination

    Polio Vaccination in the United States Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) is the only form of polio prevention used in the United States. Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) is another form of polio prevention, used in other countries. Patients who are administered OPV are at risk of vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) due to exposure to the live virus. In 1996, prior to IPV being the only form of polio vaccination in the United States, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended the combined administration of OPV and IPV in vaccination schedules. The number of VAPP cases continued to outnumber wild polio virus cases from 1980 to 1999 in the United States. ACIP then made the recommendation to suspend the use of OPV in 2000.…

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  • Essay On Polio

    is the polio virus. The full name is poliomyelitis. The name comes from a Greek origin meaning, gray and marrow which refer to the spinal cord, and –itis which means inflammation. This disease was a major fear in the early 20th century. There are two major different types of the disease which I will discuss further in this paper. One of the two I will discuss is broken down into three different categories. I will go further into depth with all of the types. I will also discuss President Franklin…

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  • Polio Case Study

    Immanuel History Project Polio was a shocking disease in the 1960, affecting large numbers of the population. What changes has the vaccine had upon Australian society? “The highest recorded incidence of poliomyelitis in the country Australia was 39.1 per 100,000 population was in 1938”- http://www.ncirs.edu.au/immunisation/fact-sheets/polio-fact-sheet.pdf. Polio was a highly contagious virus that entered the body through the mouth. The virus spread across Australia taking the lives of many…

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  • Polio Research Paper

    Polio is a disease that causes muscular dystrophy and affects nerves that could lead to partial or full paralysis. A basic understanding is not necessarily needed because I chose to focus this paper more on the prevention and detection of polio rather than what polio is. Though I felt it important that those reading this should understand to a certain degree what this disease is. Now as for what I researched, I started with the detection element. My first article was about the detection of the…

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  • Jonas Salk's Polio Epidemic

    “In 1952, polio reached its peak when over 58,000 cases were reported, including 3,145 deaths.” (About Jonas Salk) Polio is among the top ten epidemics in the United States history and the widespread panic created by it could have continued longer without the polio vaccine’s inventor, Jonas Salk. Although Jonas Salk’s intentions and methods were called into question by many, his Poliomyelitis vaccine ended the polio epidemic of the early-mid 20th century. Background On October 28, 1914, Jonas…

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  • Polio An American Story Analysis

    Polio: An American Story is about the journey of the poliovirus and how they came to find the cure. The thesis is stated clearly in the introduction of this book. Oshinsky talks about how the feud between Salk and Sabin was continuous, and that the debate is still ongoing on weather Salk or Sabin made the better vaccine for this virus. He then ends with saying “What is certain, however, is that the polio crusade that consumed them remains one of the most significant and culturally revealing…

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  • Arguments Against Polio

    can lead to permanent paralyzation in the body. Countless individuals have been paralyzed or have died from the disease. Finally in the 1950s, after numerous clinical trials, Jonas Salk created a vaccine to combat polio. The vaccine, which was offered either orally or from an injection, successfully was able to prevent the…

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  • Polio Vaccine Research Paper

    Polio Vaccine Polio Vaccine was found in 1953 by a doctor named Jonas Salk to cure the virus “Poliomyelitis”. Polio attacks the nerve cells and sometimes the central nervous system, causing muscle wasting, paralysis, and even death. Polio is caused by the poliovirus, a highly contagious virus specific to humans. The virus usually enters the environment in the feces of someone who is infected. From this outbreak, many people including children have suffered severe injuries. A 1916 polio…

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  • The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)

    resolution pledging to make the world polio-free. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) headed by national governments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA), UNICEF, Rotary International and WHO was launched as a consequence. The initiative is supported by key partners including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1. The GPEI target was to eradicate polio from the world by year 2000. The last cases of wild poliovirus (WPV) were reported in 1993 in the WHO region of the…

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  • Three Different Types Of Polio Vaccine

    Polio Vaccination Carly Spencer Poliomyelitis Poliomyelitis otherwise known as “Polio” is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system and can cause “paralysis” (paralyzation) or death if left uncured. There are three different types of the disease - Paralytic, Nonparalytic and Sub-Clinical. Types of Polio Infections Paralytic - the rarest and most serious type of Polio - which is the highest chance to leading to full or partial paralysis. There are also three…

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