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  • Answer: After polio is contracted speeding up recovery is usually the response although there is no cure - hence the reason the polio vaccine is so important.

    If the virus enters the bloodstream a range of symptoms can be exhibited. In 1% of cases it enters the Central Nervous System. It destroys motor neurons leading to muscle weakness. Different types of paralysis occur. Spinal polio is the most common.

    Relief of symptoms rather than a cure (there is none) is the focus for people who contract it. Antibiotics are used to prevent infection, pain meds, physical therapy, corrective shoes, and orthopedic surgery.

    Some types of polio result in complete recovery. With spinal polio if the nerve cells are destroyed paralysis is permanent. Most cases of polio result only in temporary paralysis. Recovery occurs naturally within 6 - 8 months.
  • Answer: It stopped people from getting polio a disease that can leave people with permanently crippled limbs and other aftereffects that even effect the health of their children.
  • Answer: 23 million people, have so far been killed by Polio. That is an estimate by the USDA.
  • Answer: you cant die from it unless it reaches your resperatory system.
  • Answer: In the year 1952 57,800 people died from Polio. (this answer iswrong because polio did not start until 1955)
  • Answer: Yes it is harmful to people.
  • Answer: Nobody in the U.S.
  • Answer: At itâ??s time (prior to 1955), Polio was a major childhood diseaseand a major killer and crippler of young people. In 1950 alone,3,145 deaths were reported with more than 57,628 cases reported.Although the virus had been extant for millennia, it only reachedepidemic stages in the 20th century.
  • Answer: because not only was it a cure for polio, but the hot springs were a great place to relax and wind down
  • Answer: There are no exact figures, but, as the most common serious side effect is due to a allergic reaction to the vaccine, and that reaction occurs less than 1 time per million doses administered, the number of fatalities directly due to the vaccine itself is extremely small.

    The OPV (activated polio virus) causes polio just over 2 in a million times. The IPV (inactivated polio virus) does not cause polio at all. IPV is now the standard vaccine given in countries where polio is no longer present - OPV is the standard where polio is still endemic (as it is a bit more effective than the IPV in promoting resistance).

    Overall, in the 50+ year history of the various polio vaccines, I would estimate that the total number of deaths linked to the vaccine number in the low hundreds, almost all of them due to uncontrolled allergic reactions. Which is a very low risk, considering that upwards of 20 billion vaccines have been given.
  • Answer: Polio was one of the most dreaded childhood diseases of the 20th Century in the United States. There were usually about 13,000 to 20,000 cases of paralytic polio reported each year in the US before the introduction of Salk inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in 1955. Polio peaked in 1952 when there were more than 21,000 reported cases. The number of cases of polio decreased dramatically following introduction of the vaccine and the development of a national vaccination program. In 1965, only 61 cases of paralytic polio were reported compared to 2,525 cases reported cases just five years earlier in 1960.
  • Answer: Polio was one of the most dreaded childhood diseases of the 20th Century in the United States. There were usually about 13,000 to 20,000 cases of paralytic polio reported each year in the US before the introduction of Salk inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in 1955. Polio peaked in 1952 when there were more than 21,000 reported cases. The number of cases of polio decreased dramatically following introduction of the vaccine and the development of a national vaccination program. In 1965, only 61 cases of paralytic polio were reported compared to 2,525 cases reported cases just five years earlier in 1960.

In the story the acorn people was Benny b. paralyzed from polio?

  • yes

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  • Answer: Usually due to a traumatic spinal injury. Spinal injuries can damage the spinal cord (the bit that is usually protected by being encased in the vertebrae of the spine), which means that nerve impulses become unable to flow. This can result in loss of sensation, and paralysis. However muscle wasting diseases can also cause paralysis (but not usually loss of sensation).
  • Answer: If there is an accident and someone may be potentially paralyzed,do not try to transport them yourself. Paramedics can transportparalyzed people with stretchers that stabilize the neck.
  • Answer: Spinal Cord Injuries In America Each Year:
    250,000 Americans are spinal cord injured.
    52% of spinal cord injured individuals are considered paraplegic and 47% quadriplegic.
    Approximately 11,000 new injuries occur each year.
    82% are male.
    56% of injuries occur between the ages of 16 and 30.
    The average age of spinal cord injured person is 31.
    SCI injuries are most commonly caused by:
    Vehicular accidents 37%
    Violence 28%
    Falls 21%
    Sports-related 6%
    Other 8http://www.brainandspinalcord.org/blog/2008/07/fridays-fact-3/
  • Answer: A urinary catheter and either a colostomy or...............
  • Answer:
    No! They do not grow because their bodies need to move to grow.
  • Answer: it made it so they had to get around in a wheelchair
  • Answer: they did, but now there are vaccines for polio.
  • Answer: You can get polio from these things....
    • person to person contact
    • infected mucus
    • infected feces

  • Answer: Although nearly 400,000 paralyzed polio survivors still live in the US, the number of new cases is essentially zero among US residents, with only 1 reported case from 2004 to 2009. The actual number of infections may be higher (up to a dozen per year) if immigrant cases are considered.

    Since 1962, all residents of the US have been provided oral or injected vaccination against polio beginning around 1 year of age. Similar programs worldwide have reduced polio incidence to under 2000 cases a year despite endemic prevalence in 4 countries: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria.
  • Answer: Yes they can. Particularly if the virus spreads to the lungs and cause respiratory distress.
  • Answer: How Do You Get Polio? -- An Overview
    Polio is a highly contagious illness that can spread easily from person to person. In fact, when a person is infected with polio, it is expected that polio transmission among susceptible household contacts will occur in nearly 100 percent of children and over 90 percent of adults. Polio is also known as:

    • Poliomyelitis
    • Infantile paralysis
    • Polio disease.



    When a person is infected with poliovirus, the virus resides in the intestinal tract and mucus in the nose and throat. Poliovirus transmission most often occurs through contact with stool of this infected person (known as fecal-oral transmission). Less frequently, polio transmission can occur through contact with infected respiratory secretions or saliva (oral-oral transmission).
  • Answer: Yes
    • Millions of children abroad remain unprotected from polio
    • This year, there have been 26 recorded cases of polio around the world