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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/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 ...

www.bbc.com/news/health-17045202

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

amhistory.si.edu/polio/timeline

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

wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2016/infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/for-the-record-a-history-of-polio-eradication-efforts

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  ...

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/salk-announces-polio-vaccine

On this day in History, Salk announces polio vaccine on Mar 26, 1953. Learn more about what happened today on History.

www.medicinenet.com/polio_facts/page2.htm

May 17, 2016 ... The history of polio dates back about 6,000 years. Egyptian mummies have been found with withered and malformed limbs that likely occurred ...

academic.oup.com/aje/article/172/11/1213/194806/From-Emergence-to-Eradication-The-Epidemiology-of

Oct 26, 2010 ... Beginning in 1955, the creation of poliovirus vaccines led to a ... Each new stage in the history of poliomyelitis was unpredicted at the time of its ...