Poliovirus

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  • Should Animal Testing Be Banned?

    Imagine a world without medicine. Imagine the population of the world drop abnormally. The world will suffer without the use of medicines or antibiotics. But how are medicines created? The creation of medicines involves complex chemical reactions. But what makes a medicine safe to humans? A simple answer to this question would be animal testing. Testing a medicine on an animal to identify its symptoms or side-effects would be an effective solution. Some animals and human’s DNA are extremely identical. For example, a chimpanzee shares almost 98% of the human’s DNA and mice share 92%. (Koshland, D.E) This is a huge advantage while testing medicine because the effects that arise on animals would most likely appear in humans. Different types of medicines have been created and successfully distributed among people to help them cure or stabilize a disease. That would not be possible without the use of animal testing. Yet, there is a heated debate on whether animal testing should be banned or not.…

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  • The Polio Vaccine

    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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  • Poliomyelitis Research Paper

    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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  • How Does Polio Affect Children

    that is caused by a virus. Poliomyelitis is caused by a human enterovirus of the Picornaviridae family and caused by poliovirus. The polio virus can be transmitted from one person to another through oral contact with secretions or through fecal contact from an infected person. Polio can cause paralysis, difficulty in breathing and even death. Polio sometimes affects children most often. In spite of so many polio eradication campaign, polio virus still affects children and even adults in some…

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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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  • Jonas Salk's Arguments Against The Polio Vaccine

    It is a member of the Picornaviridae family and is said to be a simple virus. It has a protein capsid that encircles the virus. The genome is a single stranded positive-sense RNA and relatively short being less than 8000 nucleotides long. It is a non-enveloped icosahedral protein coat. Poliovirus does nnot naturally affect any other species other than the human species. Mammals with the CD155 protein can be infected with the virus and the only mammals that have CD155 are humans, higher primates,…

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  • Arguments Against Polio

    contagious disease, the poliovirus, a member of the Enterovirus genus, is the causative agent of poliomyelitis. Because the poliovirus is apart of the Enterovirus genus, it is spread through close contact with an infected person. People can become “infected by touching objects or surfaces that have the virus on them and then touching [their] mouth, nose, or eyes” (“Enterovirus: What Parents Need to Know”). After contact, the poliovirus infiltrates the body “through the mouth and multiplies in…

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  • Should I Vaccinate My Childhood

    positive pressure ventilator, which pumps air into the patient’s lungs through an endotracheal tube” or “iron lungs [which] were large steel cylinders that enclosed the abdomen or the entire body (except for the head) of a patient lying immobilized on a bed”. There are also two types of vaccines to help prevent another polio outbreak. The first is called “the inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV), also known as the Salk vaccine, named after its inventor, Jonas Salk” which took all three stands…

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  • Poliomyelitis

    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 person to person through contact with feces. Poliovirus can only infect humans and it is contagious. First, the virus enters a person’s body through their mouth. Then, the virus stays in their throat and reproduces. The virus…

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  • Human Immune System: The Salk Vaccine

    several studies have been done throughout time to support vaccines are beneficial to a human immune system and essential to the public’s health; by preventing outbreaks, decreasing the spread of diseases and researching better ways to help our immune system. In the eighteenth century, many disease surface and the development of vaccines started. This virus mainly affects children who are younger than five, those who contract it will be left paralyzed and will die. Researchers started studying…

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