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Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus that attacks the body's nervous system. It is most likely to be contracted by children under five years old. More »
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_poliomyelitis

The history of poliomyelitis (polio) infections extends into prehistory. Although major polio epidemics were unknown before the 20th century, the disease has ...

polioeradication.org/polio-today/history-of-polio

History of Polio. In the early 20th century, polio was one of the most feared diseases in industrialized countries, paralysing hundreds of thousands of children ...

www.historyofvaccines.org/content/articles/history-polio-poliomyelitis

Apr 12, 2017 ... For extensive background on the development of polio vaccines, visit our polio vaccine timeline. Few diseases frightened parents more in the ...

www.historyofvaccines.org/timeline?timeline_categories[]=52

History of Polio. Poliovirus, transmission electron microscopy. Copyright Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. Few diseases frightened parents more in the early part ...

amhistory.si.edu/polio/timeline/index.htm

Evidence of sporadic epidemics of polio predate recorded history. 1789, British physician Michael Underwood provides first clinical description of the disease.

www.bbc.com/news/health-17045202

The disease that has existed for as long as human society.

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Mar 28, 2017 ... Polio History Polio was not discovered to be contagious until 1905 by Swedish physician Ivar Wickham. In 1908, Karl Lansdteiner, MD, and ...

wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2018/infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/for-the-record-a-history-of-polio-eradication-efforts

Eric E. Mast, Stephen L. Cochi. Before licensing of the inactivated (1955) and live attenuated (1961) polio vaccines, poliomyelitis was ubiquitous and distributed ...

www.eds-resources.com/poliotimeline.htm

1894 - The first major polio epidemic reported in the United States occurs in Vermont, consisting of 132 total cases, including some adults. 1908 - Polio becomes ...