In this book he clearly portrayed polio from different perspective, He narrated stories of different researchers he mined their
Polio, something that can devastate anyone and everyone so very quickly. In 1953, you didn’t know when you could be infected with this life threatening disease.
With the last outbreak of Polio in the US being in 1979, many today have no recollection of the terror of this disease. The disease primarily infected children, and there seemed to be no pattern to who succumbed to it. No one could feel safe. Polio as a disease presents such horrors that even those who overcome it once can be plagued by its aftereffects in later life. Before vaccines, single outbreaks could devastate entire communities. One outbreak
Polio or poliomyelitis was one of the most frightening diseases to parents and their children in the early 20th century. Polio has since been researched and eradicated in many countries but still continues to be a problem in others.
Polio is an infectious disease that has killed and paralyzed many people (Birth of Jonas Salk and the death of polio in India). It has taken the lives of
Salgado, Sebastiao. The End of Polio: A Global Effort to End a Disease. Illustrated edition Ed. New York: Bulfinch, 2003. Print.
Public awareness of and concern for persons with disabilities was virtually non-existent until the poliomyelitis epidemic during the mid-twentieth century focused attention on the plight of disabled Americans. As the epidemiology of the disease evolved, poliomyelitis, polio for short, evolved from a disease of poor immigrants, living in crowded, filthy conditions to an affliction that struck across the social strata affecting the middle and upper classes. Pervasive fear of polio and its consequences coupled with the President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s, public struggle with the disease and its complications propelled the fight against polio and its associated disabilities to the national forefront. Through efforts
Epidemics have initial devastating consequences; however, what about the patients that survive? According to Robin Howard in Poliomyelitis and the Postpolio Syndrome (2005), the World Health Organization (WHO) discussed a significant drop in polio cases between 1988 and 2003 due to increased immunizations. WHO identified that although there was a drop from 350,000 to 900 cases worldwide, polio is still considered an epidemic in six third world countries. While its important to understand polio and its initial symptoms its equally important to understand that polio survivors may develop significant symptoms decades later; this classified as PPS. Suffers are more likely to have surgical procedures related to their age as a result of deterioration.
In Senator Barbara Boxer's letter to Director Frieden, she addresses the issue on the rare polio- like disease that has affected at least twenty children in California over the last eighteen months. This polio-like disease is causing paralysis in one or more of the children's limbs. Senator Barbara is concerned that the CDC is not taking action on researching what is causing this horrible disease and she wants to know what they are doing to find answers (Longest, 2016, p.272). Senator Barbara is urging the CDC to investigate this rare polio-like disease. Barbara is requesting that the CDC undertake a geographic analysis of where these cases are occurring in California (2017). Senator Boxer is also requesting that the CDC answer several questions
“Hi, my name is Destani and I will be reporting live from New York City. I am reporting about a new disease called polio that is spreading rapidly. According to other states New York is the first state with a large epidemic of polio.”
Polio was not addressed as a serious issue in Nigeria until the mid 1900’s (Renne, 2010).
Based on the Polio Narratives: Dialogues WIth FDR, “Patients with paralysis have to depend on crutches, braces, wheelchairs
In the summer of 1959 a seven year old came in from play feeling feverish and headachy. His mother gave him aspirin (the drug of choice in that time) and put him to bed with what she imagined was the flu. The next morning his condition had produced physical weakness in his legs. A visit to the doctor, and a spinal tap, brought the devastating news: polio. He was rushed to the isolation ward of the county hospital where his condition was judged to be very grave; the next morning, he could move nothing but his head. This young boy, my great uncle Ken, spent his childhood years in and out of hospitals, enduring surgeries, wheelchairs, leg braces, and years of physical therapy before he was able to walk. Why, at a time when the Salk vaccine was available, did my great grandmother, a woman totally dedicated to the welfare of her children, choose not to vaccinate him against what was then the great terror of childhood?
Emergence and Eradication of Polio Viren Patel Valparaiso University I have neither given or received, nor have I tolerated others ' use of unauthorized aid.
1.3 Treatment and Prevention Although there is no treatment to cure polio there is treatment to be able to