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The Spread Of Polio In The Early 20th Century

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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 struck in the early 1900s in countries with relatively high standards. Most countries were concerned with more pressing diseases such as diphtheria, typhoid, and tuberculosis. But scientist believe that these diseases had connection to why polio became so widespread.. Countries were so focused on cleaning the water supply to avoid these diseases that they might have taken away anti-bodies that young infants needed to prevent polio. Polio can be separated into two separate groups symptomatic and asymptomatic.

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