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    Poliomyelitis is a disease that has crippled and killed hundreds of people. What happens to the body when a person is infected with polio? A polio virus may attack the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis. However, infection by a polio virus does not always result in severe illness. Some patients show only mild symptoms, such as fever, headache, sore throat, and vomiting. Symptoms may disappear after about a day. Stiffness of the neck and back develops. The muscles become weak, and movement is difficult. Pain may occur in the back and legs, especially when these parts are stretched or straightened. If paralysis develops, the person may not be able to stand or walk. Most people who develop polio do not become permanently…

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    Poliomyelitis, also known as Polio, is an infectious disease caused by the polio virus. This disease can spread from person to person and can invade an infected person’s brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis. Symptoms are seen rarely for this illness, but if seen it’s usually flu like symptoms. There are three types of polio, sub-clinical, paralytic, and nonparalytic. Young children, pregnant women, and people with low immunity are more susceptible to this disease. This disease spreads from…

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    Annotated Bibliography Peer reviewd Journal 1. What are the recent advancements in the treatment of the polio epidemic? Affeldt, J.E. (1954). Recent advances in the treatment of poliomyelitis. The Journal of the American Medical Association, 156(1), 12-15. Retrieved , from http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=317696 This research intends to create a greater understanding about the Poliomyelitis Epidemic and its recent advances in treatment. This targets health professionals…

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    Poliomyelitis Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly contagious disease caused by a poliovirus. There are three types, or serotypes, of poliovirus: P1, P2, and P3. All three types can cause infection and are considered paralytogenic. Before the development of the polio vaccine, the disease had worldwide occurrence. Humans, particularly children are the identified reservoir for the virus and can be transmitted through direct and indirect contact with respiratory discharges and feces. However, the…

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    The people living in the 20th century were plagued by a virtually unstoppable disease. Children were infected and sometimes the disease was fatal. The United States had a Poliomyelitis 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…

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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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    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 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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    Critical Test In the year 1988, there were 350,000 cases of Polio. In 2012, there were only 223 (“Poliomyelitis). This large decrease in the number of cases of Poliomyelitis is due largely to the efforts of research scientists and the development of vaccines and the improvement of those vaccines. Perhaps just as important as the scientists in this case are the animal subjects in the testing. Animal testing in the scientific arena is vital to the successful discovery of new vaccines, the…

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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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