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         Polio:     more books (100)
  1. Walking Fingers: The Story of Polio and Those Who Lived With It
  2. Trial by fury;: The polio vaccine controversy by Aaron E Klein, 1972
  3. The Story of Jonas Salk and the Discovery of the Polio Vaccine (Cornerstones of Freedom) by Jim Hargrove, 1990-08
  4. The Golden Handicap: A Spiritual Quest : A Polio Victim Asks, "Why?" and Turns His Life Around by Garrett, Ph.D. Oppenheim, Gwen Oppenheim, 1993-09
  5. Jonas Salk: Discoverer of the Polio Vaccine (People to Know) by Carmen Bredeson, 1993-08
  6. Conquering Polio (A brief history of PolioPlus,Rotary's role in a global program to eradicate the world's greatest crippling disease.)
  7. Jonas Salk: Creator of the Polio Vaccine (Great Minds of Science) by Salvatore Tocci, 2003-01
  8. Polio vaccine: An entry from Thomson Gale's <i>Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy through Adolescence</i> by Linda, MSN, CNS Bennington, 2006
  9. Post-polio syndrome: An entry from Thomson Gale's <i>Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders</i> by Rosalyn, MD Carson-DeWitt, 2005
  10. Through the Storm: A Polio Story by Robert F. Hall, 1990-08-01
  11. The Polio Man the Story of Dr. Jonas Salk by John Rowland, 1960
  12. THE LONG ROAD BACK My encounter with Polio
  13. Implementation of polio eradication strategies.: An article from: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
  14. Perspectives on polio and immunization in Northern Nigeria [An article from: Social Science & Medicine] by E. Renne, 2006-10-01

81. SAPP Online
Saskatchewan Awareness of Post polio Society Inc. Thanks for visiting our site. We have moved to a new home. Click on the link below to enter the website.
Saskatchewan Awareness of Post Polio Society Inc.
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82. Warm Springs Polio Survivors Remember FDR

83. - Health - Global Deadline Set To Eradicate Polio By 2005 - September 27
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UNITED NATIONS (CNN) In the 12 years since an ambitious health initiative was launched to eliminate polio worldwide by the end of the year 2000, there are still some 30 countries to go. "The disease is eradicable," said Ciro de Quadros, director of the division of vaccines and immunizations for the World Health Organization. "We have good vaccine to eradicate the disease (and) all countries are committed."

84. Medical References: Polio
polio used to strike thousands of children each year. What is polio? polio is a disease that causes lasting disabilities in a minority of infected individuals.
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Polio (short for poliomyelitis, once called infantile paralysis), used to strike thousands of children each year. In 1955, it was announced that the Salk vaccine, which was developed with March of Dimes funding, was safe and effective against this disabling, sometimes fatal infection.
What is polio? Polio is a disease that causes lasting disabilities in a minority of infected individuals. It is caused by any of three types of polio viruses. It attacks mainly infants and children, but young adults and some older people get it, too. Polio often causes no more than a sore throat, headache, malaise, intestinal upset and fever. About 90 percent of infected persons have no more than these mild symptoms and recover completely. However, from the digestive tract (stomach and intestines), the virus also can get into the blood stream and be carried to the nervous system (brain and spinal cord). About 10 percent of infected individuals develop a high fever, meningitis (inflammation of membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord), and severe neck and back pain. In about one of every hundred infected persons, the virus attacks nerves inside the spine that send messages to muscles in arms, legs and other areas. This can result in partial or complete paralysis. If the virus gets into the brainstem (bulbar polio), muscles needed for breathing, swallowing and other vital functions become paralyzed, and the patient may die.

85. ADEP - Association D'Entraide Des Polios Et Handicapés
Aider les poliomy©litiques et les autres handicap©s physiques, ainsi que leurs familles, dans les difficult©s de leur vie quotidienne et faciliter la r©insertion sociale des grands handicap©s physiques et plus particuli¨rement ceux qui souffrent d'insuffisance respiratoire. Renseignements pratiques et adresses utiles en France.
75014 Paris
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Service juridique (1994). Communication interne et externe : Mme SANCHEZ, Mme TCHERNIA Information, Conseil et Documentation "OXYGENE", revue trimestrielle diffusée à 17 500 exemplaires. Consultations juridiques
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- Résidence "Glacière" à Paris (13e) : chambres individuelles pour handicapés moteurs, étudiants ou en formation, et personnes handicapées en difficulté d'insertion (7 chambres)
ADEP-ASSISTANCE Directrice : Mme LEROY 7, rue Voltaire - 92800 Puteaux
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86. Famous Polio People
This page is dedicated to all polio survivors famous or not, many who are now facing the second half of their lives with a condition known as Post polio
This page is dedicated to all Polio survivors famous or not,
many who are now facing the second half of their lives
with a condition known as Post Polio Syndrome ...unfair as that is...
and are joined by others who also had Polio , but who are just a little more recognizable...

But, first I am honoring, William H. Remaley, who was born in a small town called Parryville, Pennsylvania in 1904. He was stricken with Polio in 1905 just when he was taking his first steps. He is possibly the oldest living polio survivor. His daughter writes proudly about her father in an article on the Lincolnshire Post Polio Network Website. Click here to read more about this now famous polio survivor.
Famous People who had Polio
Eleanor Abbott
: designed the game CandyLand
Ann Adams (1937-1992) : artist (by mouth)
Tenley Albright : doctor and olympic gold medalist for figure skating
Alan Alda : actor, writer, director
Ida Louise Anderson (1900-1941) : broadcast radio pioneer Lionel Barrymore (1878-1954) : actor Charles E. Bennett (1911-2003) : longtime US Congressman, Florida

87. UNICEF - Immunization Plus - Introduction
Highlights the efforts for worldwide eradication of polio by UNICEF and its partners.
Immunization plus
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88. Polio    []   
dossier (overzichtslijst). polio (Kinderverlamming), De mens is de enige drager. polio was reeds 3000 jaar geleden in het Oude Egypte gekend.

89. Polio Information From IAC
Home page. polio Information. Photos of Children with polio. Photos Videos
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Journal Articles "Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication - Nigeria, January 2003March 2004"
Source: MMWR, April 30, 2004, Vol. 53(16):343-346
"Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication - India, 2003"
Source: MMWR, March 26, 2004, Vol. 53(11):238-241 "Brief Report: Global Polio Eradication Initiative Strategic Plan, 2004"
Source: MMWR, February 13, 2004, Vol. 53(5):107-108 "Mass Immunization Campaign Launched to Protect 15 Million Children from Polio, as Outbreak in Nigeria Spreads Across West Africa"
Source: Can Commun Dis Rep, January 1, 2004, Vol. 30(1):7-8

Click here for abstract "Global Progress Toward Certifying Polio Eradication and Laboratory Containment of Wild Polioviruses-August 2002August 2003"

PPS expert lists things to do and not to do.
By Julie K. Silver, M.D. Reprinted with the gracious permission of Accent on Living - Summer 1999 Julie K. Silver, M.D. , completed her residency at National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC. A California native, Dr. Silver earned her BS at the University of Califomia/Davis, and her MD at Georgetown University. She interned at the former Framingham Union Hospital. Dr. Silver pursues her interests in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and Post-Polio Syndrome as Director of the new Spaulding Neighborhood Rehabilitation Center in Framingham and is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School Spaulding Rehabilitation Hosptial is an affiliate of The Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare System, Inc and is associated with Harvard Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine and MGH Institute of Health Professions Dr. Silvers has written a new book on Post-Polio Syndrome that will be published early in the year 2000 by Yale University Press. Although it is important to treat the symptoms of PPS, there are many other reasons why polio survivors may become further disabled. This article addresses three major reasons why polio survivors may experience further disability as they age, and how to prevent this from occurring.

91. HHRS Resources: Poliomyelitis History
A collection of internet resources focused on the history of poliomyelitis and polio vaccines, especially in Canada.
Home Featured Resources History of Polio in Canada C.J. Rutty's Polio History Bibliography ... Other Resources
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Are you in Winnipeg? I'll be giving a presentation:
"Ground Zero: Manitoba, Public Health & the Politics of Polio, 1953-55"
University of Manitoba, Sunday, June 6, 9:00 am, Helen Glass Building, Room 260 C.J. Rutty, "The Twentieth-Century Plague," The Beaver (Canada's History Magazine), April/May 2004
Article Now Available as pdf file at the PolioHistory Yahoo Group , in the Files Section
POLIO - 50 Years Later More Info Here Now Showing @ The Provincial Museum of Alberta, Feb 7 - Sept 12, 2004
Every Mother's Fear: Alberta's Polio Experience
More Info Here Now Available! WALKING FINGERS: Edited by Sally Aitken, Helen D'Orazio and Stewart Valin

92. Communicable Disease Fact Sheet
poliomyelitis. Versi? en espa?l. (infantile paralysis, polio). What is polio? polio is a viral disease which may affect the central nervous system.
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Versión en español (infantile paralysis, polio) Further Information Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research What is polio? Polio is a viral disease which may affect the central nervous system. Since polio immunization has become widespread, cases of polio are very rare. Who gets polio? Polio is more common in infants and young children and occurs under conditions of poor hygiene. However, paralysis is more common and more severe when infection occurs in older individuals. In exceedingly rare cases, oral polio vaccine has caused paralytic polio in a person who received the vaccine or in a person who was a close contact of a vaccine recipient. How is polio spread? Polio is predominately spread through the feces. What are the symptoms of polio? Infection ranges in severity from an inapparent infection to a paralytic disease which may result in death. Symptoms include fever, malaise, headache, nausea and vomiting, excruciating muscle pain and stiffness in the neck and back. How soon after infection do symptoms appear?

93. Living With Post-Polio Syndrome
Medical College of Wisconsin, Living with Postpolio Syndrome, theories, information and a few links
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Living With Post-Polio Syndrome
Decades after surviving polio, many individuals are faced with the pain, fatigue and muscle weakness of post-polio syndrome (PPS). PPS is believed to affect 20-40% of the 640,000 polio survivors in the United States, according to the Post-Polio Task Force . People who had more severe cases of polio generally have more severe cases of PPS, as well. There is no cure for PPS, but it is seldom a life-threatening condition. PPS typically affects polio survivors 10 to 40 years after an initial polio attack. In the course of recovery from polio, the body compensates for the loss of nerve cells by sprouting extra nerve endings to restore function to muscles. It is believed that these "axonal sprouts" eventually fail after years of use, resulting in loss of muscle strength, pain and fatigue. In essence, the muscle fiber loses its ability to contract in an efficient manner. This may eventually lead to joint pain and skeletal deformities. But PPS is a "very slowly progressing condition marked by long periods of stability," according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke For example, patients may realize that in years past they could walk long distances, but are now fatigued by walking in the grocery story. Or they have pain or weakness in an area of the body they thought was unaffected by polio. However, not every polio survivor who has aches and pains or experiences fatigue has post-polio syndrome.

94. Polio
polio. Since the vaccine came into widespread and routine use, paralytic polio has been almost unheard of in developed countries.
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Until Salk and Sabin produced the first effective polio vaccine in the early 1950's, every hospital had wards filled with survivors of paralytic polio all of whom depended on "iron lungs" (a type of mechanical ventilator) to breathe. Since the vaccine came into widespread and routine use, paralytic polio has been almost unheard of in developed countries. The polio viruses (there happen to be three of them) are from a class known as "enteroviruses", because they usually infect the intestines (at least initially). For many people who are infected, a polio infection results in little more than fever, aches and pains, and possibly mild gastroenteritis In others, though, the virus also attacks nerves that control muscles, and this can result in paralysis of those muscles. Before vaccines were introduced, it was relatively common for polio patients to become partly or completely wheelchair-bound (Franklin Roosevelt is one famous example). In some cases the virus can attack certain nerves which come directly off the brain rather than through the spinal cord: this can paralyze the muscles of the face and throat, and obstruct breathing. This, combined with paralysis of the chest muscles, often leaves survivors dependent on ventilators. Before Salk developed the injectable vaccine, polio epidemics were common and usually happened about every 1-2 years. Since the vaccine became widely used, polio has become quite rare in the United States and other developed countries. The Sabin oral polio vaccine actually does a better job of producing immunity for one thing, it stimulates the intestines to produce antibodies, thus protecting against the virus at its point of attack and it's a lot easier to give (who really wants shots when you can get a drop on a sugar cube instead?). However, in about 1 out of 100,000 cases a patient gets paralytic polio from the vaccine itself. (In the last few years the

95. NINDS Post-Polio Syndrome Information Page
Postpolio Syndrome information page compiled by NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
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What research is being done? ... Related NINDS Publications and Information What is Post-Polio Syndrome? Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) is a condition that can strike polio survivors anywhere from 10 to 40 years after their recovery from polio. PPS is caused by the death of individual nerve terminals in the motor units that remain after the initial polio attack. Symptoms include fatigue, slowly progressive muscle weakness, muscle and joint pain, and muscular atrophy. The severity of PPS depends upon how seriously the survivors were affected by the first polio attack. Doctors estimate the incidence of PPS at about 25 percent of the survivor population. The only way to be sure a person has PPS is through a neurological examination aided by other laboratory studies (for example, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), neuroimaging, electrophysiological studies, and muscle biopsies or spinal fluid analysis).

96. Greater Boston Post-Polio Association
Support and selected resources for polio survivors now experiencing the effects of postpolio syndrome, plus information on several Massachusetts PPS support groups.
Welcome to the website of the Greater Boston Post-Polio Association! Rather than inundate you with a library of thousands of documents, we take a more selective approach to make it easy for you to find the most important and useful resources available. Many of the items here, such as our member-written articles, Positive Personal Solutions column and resource list originate with the GBPPA and will be found in few other places. We will be continuously adding to this site, so we hope that you'll visit often, and that you will find information here that will make coping with post-polio syndrome a little easier. Please read our Last Updated: May 26, 2004
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97. Polio Outreach Of Washington
Important Information for this Month Post polio Awareness Week The signing by Govenor Lock Who are We? Support Group Meeting Schedule Pictures and Stories of
This site is 100% Disabled Friendly
Our goal is to provide information and support to Polio Survivors, family members, and medical care providers.
Please join us and help make 2002 "The Year of the Polio Survivor" and make the IPTF motto a reality: "Every child vaccinated. Every survivor and doctor educated."
"A large group of people in the community will have Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) - it's the second largest cause of neurological impairment after stroke." Quote from Dr. Zimmerman at the Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. The World Health Organization estimates there are 12 million people worldwide with some degree of disability caused by poliomyelitis. There are roughly 1.8 million Polio survivors in the US. The Center for Disease Control estimates that there are 37,000 Polio survivors in the State of Washington. Of these, 77% will deal with Post Polio Syndrome. Of the estimated 37,000 polio survivors in Washington state we have only been able to reach 2594 - a mere 7% so far.
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98. Computers For Handicapped Independence Program
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Restoring Independence Through Computer Technology.
Computers for Handicapped Independence Program provides information on software and hardware for persons with varied limitations either in motor, vision, learning, hearing, or cognitive skills. This information service is provided via the Internet and Phone free to those requesting the service. Chip's is a 100% volunteer manned service.
The C.H.I.P.'s program was started in 1988 by Dr. William Stilwater in response to a growing need for computer systems to assist the handicapped. Dr. Stilwater was able to understand needs and limitations of the motor impaired first hand, because he is also a quadriplegic. Dr. Stilwater presently volunteers as director of the CHIP's (Computers for Handicapped Independence Program). He is a member of the N.Y. Academy of Science and is in the International Who's Who of Professionals 2000 edition. The picture to the left is Dr. Stilwater and his service dog Hydie. Hydie passed away on Memorial Day 1996. All the software and hardware entries are being edited at this time. The typing is being done by two quadriplegics so we are slow. Thank you.

99. Hilary Koprowski, M.D.
This site is dedicated to the career and work of Dr Hilary Koprowski in the field of microbiology, including his pioneering work on live polio vaccines.
Hilary Koprowski, M.D. Welcome to! Home Biography Polio Vaccine Special Interests ... Curriculum Vitae Welcome to Dr. Koprowski's Website!
Dr. Hilary Koprowski is the creator of the live polio vaccine, the developer of the rabies vaccine, and the first researcher to advance the diagnostic and therapeutic use of monoclonal antibodies. This site is dedicated to his distinguished career and lifelong work in the field of microbiology. Did you know Hilary Koprowski, M.D., of Thomas Jefferson University, is the recipient of the Institute of Human Virology's Lifetime Achievement Award for 2001. Dr. Koprowski also chairs this organization's Scientific Advisory Board. He received this honor during their 2001 International Meeting.
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100. Polio Network Victoria - A Service Of ParaQuad
polio Network Victoria provides relevant information referal and support services for people who have had polio, their families and advocates.
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  • To provide current information on polio and its possible late effects, and on the availability of community services to people who have had polio, their families, carers and advocates. To assist in the formation and networking of community support groups for people who have had polio. To raise the awareness of issues affecting people who have had polio within the wider community. To promote an awareness of the Polio Network Victoria to potential users, community support groups, service providers and health professionals.
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