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    The Polio Vaccine

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    Imagine a fatal disease that you could not see, touch, cure, or hear. This deadliest disease is known as the polio virus. The polio virus causes paralysis of the arms, legs, and chest muscles. The disease used to be called “infantile paralysis”, because it was most common in children. Many could no longer walk again without the use of leg braces. Others could not breathe without the help of machines. This disease caused terror all over the world. People couldn’t figure out how it came about, who the victims would be, or how to cure it. Today, polio does not exist because of the incredible discovery of the polio vaccine. Jonas Salk freed the world from the deadly disease and the fear that encompassed it. During the summer of 1916, a polio…

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    Polio Vaccination

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    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)…

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    Essay On Polio

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Polio Etiology

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    Etiology: Poliomyelitis aka Polio, is a crippling and potentially death causing disease caused by the Poliovirus. Polio contains RNA and has three types of serotypes. The virus can spread in so many ways. By contact by infected feces, contact with phlegm/mucus from the nose or mouth, or by person to person contact. It starts with entering through the mouth and nose, replicates and spreads in throat and gastrointestinal tract. Then potentially gets absorbed and disbursed out into the blood and to…

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    Polio Research Paper

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    disease that’s produced by a virus, named polio (poliomyelitis), originally named “infantile paralysis” or “the crippler,” because of its ability to damage nerve cells and control muscles permanently, made its primary epidemic in Canada in1910 (The Story of Polio). This illness can affect humans of any age, however kids who are below the age of five are at higher risk than others. This disease first became known when a young girl had been taken to a hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, with what…

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    Polio Research Paper

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    Polio Poliomyelitis, commonly known as polio, is a highly contagious disease. It dates all the way back to the 1700s. Almost 300 years later, polio is 99% globally eradicated. Polio wreaked havoc throughout the world during the 1900s. It can cause total muscle paralysis and even death. Polio can attack at any age, but those under age 5 are most vulnerable to the disease. Michael Underwood, a British physician, wrote the first clinical description of polio in 1789. There is evidence dating…

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    “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 Research Paper

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    Poliomyelitis, better known as the polio virus, is a crippling, and potentially, deadly disease that spreads from person to person. This disease is very contagious, and only infects humans. The virus consists of a RNA genome enclosed in a protein shell called a capsid. There are three serotypes of wild poliovirus have slightly different capsid proteins. In 1789, British physician, Michael Underwood, provided the first clinical description of the poliovirus. He provided a stat, that stated 72…

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