By: Retha Boswell
Prior to the creation of a reliable polio vaccine, poliomyelitis was a devastating disease. There is no cure for the crippling disease once it is contracted and it can be fatal. Today, vaccines are given to children to stop it from spreading. After the spreading...
The history of polio vaccine development
By: Roger Crain
The history of the polio vaccine development have been a long and controversial one. Even before the polio vaccine was an idea, a major endemic of the virus occurred in Vermont before the turn of the century, causing the deaths of over 3000 American children...
By: Alianess Benny Njuguna
Polio is an infectious disease caused by a virus. This virus may spread as a result of eating dirty food or drinking dirty water. The virus first enters the nose or mouth, makes its way to the intestines where it incubates, then travels to the...
What caused a 2011 smallpox scare in a Virginia museum?
By: Leigh Goessl
Back in May 2011, a Richmond, Va. museum devoted to Virginia state history faced an unintended and interesting problem. The museum had created a "Bizarre bits" display, which featured unique items. One item in the exhibit caught the attention of the U.S. Centers for...
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