Saturday, February 4, 2012

Polio Survivors

Poliomyelitis is a contagious viral disease that affects nerves and can
lead to paralysis. Most people under the age of 50 don't know that
polio was once an epidemic that killed and paralyzed millions of people
between 1840 and the 1950's. It was one of the most feared infections
world wide. Modern polio vaccination has almost wiped out the disease.
It is rare for physicians in the