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Polio, Second Edition

Until the middle of the 20th century, polio affected people all over the world. The disease, caused by a virus in the genus Enterovirus, often left its survivors with weakened muscles or varying degrees … (See Below for Full Description)
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Until the middle of the 20th century, polio affected people all over the world. The disease, caused by a virus in the genus Enterovirus, often left its survivors with weakened muscles or varying degrees of paralysis. In their later years, many once-healthy survivors experienced a condition known as post-polio syndrome. Once effective vaccines were developed, polio was eradicated in the United States and other countries, although it still remains a threat in many developing areas. This revised edition of Polio contains new illustrations and updated coverage of all aspects of this disease, including the latest vaccination information, world outbreak and immunization statistics, and a progress report on international efforts to eradicate polio.

Chapters include:
  • The History of Polio
  • The Transmission of Polio and How It Affects the Body
  • Vaccines and How They Work
  • Just When We Thought It Was Safe: Post-Polio Syndrome
  • What Lies Ahead? The Future of Polio.

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ISBN-13 978-1-60413-238-0
ISBN-10 1604132388
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-1728-7
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
Author Alan Hecht, D.C.
Publication Date 1/1/2009
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. References. Glossary. Charts. Diagrams. Web sites. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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