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Polio

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Top Polio Articles

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  • Polio survivors band together for solace and strength

    Wearing name tags, they sit around tables, with paper handouts full of research spread around them. Within reach are pens and paper. Also within reach, on the floor, are crutches, walkers and wheelchairs. Their attention is on Dr. Meg Lawton, a...
  • Polio vaccinations

     
    After extensive testing in 1954, Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was licensed for human use on April 12, 1955....
  • Children who are not vaccinated

    When I was growing up in the 1950s, my siblings and I contracted the measles, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough, scarlet fever and other so-called childhood illnesses because there was no way to prevent them, other than quarantine. My sister came close...
  • Downers Grove schools report high vaccination rates

    Downers Grove schools report high vaccination rates
    Downers Grove Grade School District 58 reports that almost 100 percent of its students are vaccinated against various illnesses in the district of about 5,000 students. But more students have cited religious reasons for not being vaccinated this year...
  • Vaccines, a coaching legend and opera

    Vaccines, a coaching legend and opera
    Last Sunday's Chicago Tribune carried a story by Ron Grossman, who wrote about polio in Chicago in the 1950s; how the illness caused hundreds of deaths each year, creating widespread fear. If you lived in the city then, you heard the alarm in a parent's...
  • Measles outbreaks lead to public health outreach

    Measles outbreaks lead to public health outreach
    Measles outbreaks this winter have sickened more than 150 people in 17 states, and it has been a wake up call for public health officials who thought the disease had been eradicated from the United States in 2000. Measles is a very contagious viral...
  • Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

    Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children. "I think we're all kind of frustrated," said Stephen...
  • There is no other side to the vaccine debate

    There is no other side to the vaccine debate
    Are you at risk to get the measles? Are your kids? Duh, yes — if you are not vaccinated! Commuters on San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit system were exposed to measles last week when an East Bay resident with the disease rode a BART train to...
  • Pakistan police arrest parents refusing kids' polio vaccine

    Hundreds of parents in northwest Pakistan were arrested and jailed on charges of endangering public security after refusing to give their children polio vaccinations, officials said Monday. Parents targeted by police starting this past weekend were not...
  • Del. weighing new vaccination requirements for 9th-graders

    Delaware health officials are considering a new requirement that schoolchildren receive vaccines before entering the 9th grade. The News Journal of Wilmington (http://tinyurl.com/llcckgg) reports that the new requirements would be intended to prevent the...
  • Childhood vaccination schedule effective at preventing many serious diseases

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why do children need so many vaccines in their first two years of life? Isn't it OK and even safer to wait until they're a bit older to give them the recommended vaccinations? ANSWER: The current childhood vaccination schedule has...