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Polio and its problems

Roland H. Berg

Polio and its problems

by Roland H. Berg

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Published by Lippincott in Philadelphia .
Written in English


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Statementwith a foreword by Basil O"Connor.
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Open LibraryOL21272747M

Small polio epidemics actually began in the early s, but it wasn’t until the late s and early s that the disease reached epidemic proportions. In fact, the polio outbreak in Author: Craig Kumerfield. Polio Definition Poliomyelitis, also called polio or infantile paralysis, is a highly infectious viral disease that may attack the central nervous system and is characterized by symptoms that range from a mild nonparalytic infection to total paralysis in a matter of hours. Description There are three known types of polioviruses (called 1,2, and 3), each.

Polio is a very contagious disease — it spreads easily from person to person. Most people who get polio don’t have any serious problems. But in some cases, polio can be very dangerous and lead to permanent disabilities — and even death. Even though it’s rare in the United States, polio still exists in a few countries in Asia and Africa. Polio, in full poliomyelitis, also called infantile paralysis, acute viral infectious disease of the nervous system that usually begins with general symptoms such as fever, headache, nausea, fatigue, and muscle pains and spasms and is sometimes followed by a more-serious and permanent paralysis of muscles in one or more limbs, the throat, or the chest.. More than half .

Susan L. Plotkin, Stanley A. Plotkin, in Vaccines (Sixth Edition), Polio wars. Paralytic polio was not recognized as an epidemic problem until the latter half of the 19th century when epidemics broke out in Western Europe and the United States. After the virus was isolated by Landsteiner and Popper, , there were attempts to make polio vaccines in the s, . Paralytic polio is designated as “an immediately notifiable, extremely urgent” disease, which requires state and local health authorities to notify CDC within 4 hours of their notification. Because of new safety requirements in handling polioviruses, CDC is the only laboratory allowed to test specimens from a suspected case of paralytic.


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Polio and its problems. [Roland H Berg] Book: All Authors / Contributors: Roland H Berg. Find more information about Notes: "Some of the material in this book appeared in the author's previous book, The challenge of polio." Description: xi, pages illustrations: Reviews.

User-contributed reviews Tags. Add tags for "Polio and its. For its abundant humanity and its rescuing of so many otherwise lost individual stories, Wilson's Living with Polio is an important book." -- Floyd Skloot "Chicago Tribune" (04/24/) "Moving and informative, personal and universal-a highly readable account of the plague of poliomyelitis by a fine writer who has experienced the illness himself."Cited by: Polio, short for poliomyelitis, is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus.

In about percent of cases, there is muscle weakness resulting in an inability to move. This can occur over a few hours to a few days. The weakness most often involves the legs, but may less commonly involve the muscles of the head, neck and diaphragm.

Many people fully : Poliovirus spread by fecal-oral route. Features: After providing background chapters on polio as a disease; its most famous victim, the 32nd president of the United States; and the machinations of polio-related philanthropic foundations, the details of the competition between Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin are fully explored.

This book is a straightforward history with well-captioned /5(23). This book on the diagnosis and management of polio-related health problems is an essential resource for polio survivors and their families and health care providers. Julie K. Silver, who has both personal and professional experience with post-polio syndrome, begins the book by defining and describing PPS and providing a historical overview Cited by: 5.

Following its launch inthe GPEI had a promising start and the Americas was the first WHO Region to be certified polio-free of all three types of wild poliovirus in By the yearthe global incidence of polio had been reduced by over 99% [ 12 ] and every endemic country had implemented some form of polio-eradication by: 4.

Sister Kenny's contribution is gently but quite firmly discussed as regards its beneficial effects and limitations. The importance and dangers of the bulbar form of the disease are emphasized, perhaps for the first time in a writing designed primarily for lay readers.

This is a readable book, with a certain amount of ballyhoo or melodrama which. Suzanne Humphries, an internist and board-certified nephrologist, wrote about polio fear-mongering in her book, Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History, describing how we were “indoctrinated to believe polio was a highly prevalent and contagious disease” from the early s on, “despite the actual numbers.

Polio transmission recurred in Angola, Chad and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Kenya reported its first case sincewhile China reported 21 cases, mostly among the Uyghurs of Hotan prefecture, Xinjiang, the first cases since [citation needed] The total number of wild-virus cases reported in waslower than any.

Get the facts on the history of polio, an infectious disease that causes symptoms and signs such as paralysis and limb deformities. Also, read about prevention through vaccination, polio-like illness, contagious, and polio iron lung.

By ending his book with a discussion of the first bouts of Post-Polio Syndrome in the s, Oshinsky indicates that the history of polio is not a simple story of medical triumph but one marked by numerous setbacks and complications.

There are many thematic threads to this book that will be of interest to medical : Beth Linker. The book contains nearly everything anyone ever needed or wanted to know about Post-Polio Syndrome.”—Phil Thorpe, Westerly, R.

Sun “There is much still to discover about post-polio syndrome. This book is a beginning to help a lot of people deal with the repercussions of this chronic illness and validate their possible new symptoms.

This book on the diagnosis and management of polio-related health problems is an essential resource for polio survivors and their families and health care Julie K. Silver, who has both personal and professional experience with post-polio syndrome, begins the book by defining and describing PPS and providing a historical overview.

A compelling account of the most feared childhood disease of the 20th century and its impact on victims and medical science. This new title in the Biographies of Disease series offers a thorough examination of medical and scientific efforts to battle polio, from the 19th-century identification of the virus to the great 20th-century epidemics, from the unprecedented campaign to find a 5/5(1).

This book on the diagnosis and management of polio-related health problems is an essential resource for polio survivors and their families and health care providers.

“Post-Polio Syndrome is a book written for every person who had polio--and their relatives and friends. Juma sermon must cover the subject in local dialect and clearly convey the official, scientific point of view on polio, its vaccine and consequences of non-administration both on the child and.

Polio is a preventable life-threatening disease. Symptoms vary from mild, flu-like symptoms to paralysis and possibly death. The late effects of polio (post-polio syndrome) cause muscle weakness and fatigue years after a bout of polio. It is important to avoid physical overexertion if you suffer from post-polio syndrome.

Polio is a highly contagious virus that can result in spinal cord and brainstem paralysis. It most commonly affects children under 5 years old.

Cases of polio peaked in the United States in the. On MaAmerican medical researcher Dr. Jonas Salk announces on a national radio show that he has successfully tested a. Thanks to the tremendous efforts of health workers around the world, governments, and the partners of Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), polio cases have been reduced by % since However, we have seen an increase in the number of wild poliovirus cases this year in the two remaining endemic countries – Afghanistan and Pakistan.

This book traces the polio virus from its earliest emergence ultimately tothe year this book was published. It definitely has as its backbone I set out to read "Polio: An American Story" as a window into better understanding the culture at the height of polio and the experience my dad likely had as a victim of polio.4/5.

Post- polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that affects polio survivors years after recovery from an initial acute attack of the poliomyelitis virus. Post-polio syndrome is mainly characterized by new weakening in muscles that were previously affected by the polio infection and in muscles that seemingly were unaffected.Publications (Medical/Clinical Impressions) about Post-Polio Problems Shop at !

Post Polio Syndrome – Management and Treatment in Primary Care (ISBN ) is authored by seven health professionals in Ireland who are writing for professional personnel working at Primary Care level with polio survivors informing them of the symptoms.