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From coast to coast: Africa unites to tackle threat of polio

ReliefWeb - Mar 24, 2017
More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize over 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent. The synchronized vaccination campaign, one ...

Making Balochistan polio-free

The Express Tribune - Mar 24, 2017
TURBAT: On 27th March, a three-day anti-polio campaign will be launched in 29 districts of Balochistan to ensure that each child is vaccinated and protected from the crippling disease. For this, more than 2.4 million children up to the age of five will ...

His wife stared down polio, now she's waiting to see what else life has in store: Phillip Morris

cleveland.com - Mar 22, 2017
For most Americans, it's easy to forget that polio once numbered among the nation's most serious health nightmares or that some insurance companies offered polio insurance for newborns. Before a vaccine was created in the 1950s, tens of thousands of ...

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The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease

by: Meredith Wadman
“Riveting . . . [The Vaccine Race] invites comparison with Rebecca Skloot's 2007 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”—Nature 

“This is a story about the war against disease—a war without end—and the development of enormously important vaccines, but in telling that story, in showing how science works, Meredith Wadman reveals much more. I loved this book.”
—John M. Barry, New York Times bestselling author of The Great Influenza.
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Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio

by: Peg Kehret
In a riveting story of courage and hope, Peg Kehret writes about months spent in a hospital when she was twelve, first struggling to survive a severe case of polio, then slowly learning to walk again.
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Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression

by: Carole Boston Weatherford
Before she raised her lens to take her most iconic photo, Dorothea Lange took photos of the downtrodden from bankers in once-fine suits waiting in breadlines, to former slaves, to the homeless sleeping on sidewalks. A case of polio had left her with a limp and sympathetic to those less fortunate. Traveling across the United States, documenting with her camera and her fieldbook those most affected by the stock market crash, she found the face of the Great Depression. In this picture book biography, Carole Boston Weatherford with her lyrical prose captures the spirit of the influential photographer.
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The Polio Story - The Vaccine That Changed the World

It was 1952, and polio gripped the world in fear. There was no known cause, no cure and no help in sight for parents desperate to protect their children. Across ...

What is polio? | Infectious diseases | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

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The American Polio Epidemic--- a complete overview in minutes

The Polio Epidemic wreaked havoc on America from 1916 until 1955, when a vaccine finally came out. In an era of advancing technology and increased ...

Polio Eradication: Plateau State Immunizes Children In Transit

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Is Polio Still a Threat? -- The Doctors

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