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


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 ...


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


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


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


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  ...


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


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 ...


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 ...