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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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    years for what he did died June 23, 1995.He was famous for making a Polio Vaccine that cured many people. This man could have credit for having one of america's greatest accomplishments. That accomplishment is that he made the polio vaccine for the U.S which he made in and started to go down in 1955 by 1965 the numbers only had dropped down too only 61 people in the U.S. He also made the oral vaccine which he did 1961 by then the number of people with polio dropped by a lot. Before he made in…

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    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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    epidemic in the years between 1916 and 1952, which was the peak of the epidemic (Petersen). Polio, as it is more commonly known, caused a great deal of pain, fear, and heartache for these people. It did, however, lead Jonas Salk to create a vaccine that would change the developed world forever. Polio cause Salk to be able to use different methods and large tests to take a bounding leap in vaccine research. Polio is an infectious disease that is contracted by exposure to infected fecal matter as…

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    The Polio Vaccine

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    Poliovirus was one of the most deadly viruses in the world. 25 years ago, polio was a disease in 125 countries and paralyzed and killed up to 350,000 people. The body system that is affected most by polio is the central nervous system. The virus Poliovirus Poliovirus enters your body through the mouth, and then eventually makes its way into the blood and central nervous system, where it will affect nerve tissue where it causes paralysis and wasting of muscle tissue. The virus can be prevented…

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    The 1958 polio outbreak alone killed 3,145 Americans and paralyzed 21,269 others. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, an average of 35,000 polio cases were reported annually. Across the country, Americans lived in fear of the terrible disease. Then, in 1955, the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) was introduced. By 1957, the number of polio cases reported dropped to below 2,500. In a moment of scientific and national triumph, the disease was declared eradicated in the United States in 1979. Yet,…

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    first successful polio vaccine. With polio being such a large problem during Salk’s prime in the 1940’s and 1950’s, the vaccination made him a huge success story. Not only have Salk and his polio vaccine improved the lives of millions of American children and adults by freeing them of paralyzation, many fever-like symptoms, and even death, but they have also had…

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    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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    Polio Vaccine Analysis

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    While five might still seem like a copious amount to few the five have been proven to be effective in the past and today. The five are; HepB, DTap, IPV, MMR, and Varicella. Each vaccine prevents viruses that America has had a struggle with in the past. The vaccine with quite possibly the most history would be IPV which was invented by Jonas Salk and prevents Polio. In the early 1950’s much of America feared the Polio virus as it caused detrimental damage to the body and handicapped many…

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    Against Polio Vaccines

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    Imagine a world where vaccines have never been invented. Such a world would be a frightening place. It would be riddled with disease and people reluctant to leave their homes for fear of being infected if they are exposed to disease. With the thousands of diseases out there, the world would quickly become a hospital without walls and boundaries as more of its population succumbed to disease. Thanks to vaccines, the world will hopefully never turn out like this. However, when parents choose not…

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