12-The Polio Virus _v.2_

Feces children are more susceptible to infection

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Unformatted text preview: feces. feces. Children are more susceptible to infection. Infection mostly occurs through the mouth. Causes of Infection Causes Polio is caused mainly by unsanitary conditions. conditions. Effects on the Body Temporary paralysis Temporary Deformation of limbs Deformation Permanent paralysis Permanent If left untreated can cause death Effects on the Body Effects Polio Vaccination Found in April 1955 by Dr. Jonas Salk Found Used a mild dose of the virus to help the body Used naturally build up immunities Administered using a needle Administered In 1964 the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) was In developed by Albert Sabin developed Polio Vaccination Polio Treating the Infected Patients infected with the polio virus were placed in a machine called the Iron Lung....
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course HUM 1704 taught by Professor Srjackson during the Fall '11 term at Virginia Tech.

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