Poliomyelitis Research Papers

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Polio or Poliomyelitis is a viral disease which affects children. Polio is transmitted by person to person. Can be spread in many ways such as contaminated water or food, or faecal oral route. Some of the symptoms of Polio are fever, headache, vomiting, fatigue and pain the the imbs. Polio can affect the nervous systems and cause paralysis. According to the 1917 Polio Outbreak on Montpelier, Vermont, “Poliomyelitis or infantile paralysis as it then known occurred primarily in Montpelier, Vermont.” (Renee, 163) Polio start to appear in the United States in the 1893. In 1917 Vermont reported 171 cases of poliomyelitis. This disease is well know becuase affect a lot of children in the 1890s to 1950s. During these year were reported 16,000 paralytic cases every year. Poliomyelitis patients were identific as the name Polios. At the beginning people believes that Polio only affected child. Based on the Polio Narratives: Dialogues WIth FDR, “Patients with paralysis have to depend on crutches, braces, wheelchairs…show more content…
Roosevelt case. He was the first president of the United States to have a physical disability. He was diagnosed with infantile paralysis when he was adult. According to the Polio Narratives: dialogues with FDR, “George Will wrote that Roosevelt “probably would not have become president, and certainly would not have become the tough president he was, without passing through the furnace of polio.” (Fairchild, 489) Roosevelt created his own mythic dilemmas and help undermine an older and more limiting cultural of myth regarding invalidism. FDR try several treatments to walk, but he never recovery from Polio. Finally, we still don’t have a cure for Polio. Only can be prevented by immunization. Is a diseases that affect more children. About 4 percent of the children with Polio died between 0 to 4 years old. In 1916 New York City had the highest level of Polio with 8,900 cases of children of young
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