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About Acute Polio

History of Polio
Tony Gould summarizes the history of polio in PHI's Handbook on the Late Effects of Poliomyelitis for Physicians and Survivors, Maynard, F., & Headley, J., (1999)

What is poliomyelitis?
Explanation of acute poliomyelitis prepared by the authoritative Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia. For a detailed description, go to "The Pink Book."

Books about the Polio Experience

DVDs, Videos and Films about the Polio Experience

Do people still get polio today?
For global updates on the global count of cases and the eradication effort, check the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

Where can I find the number of polio survivors in the US?
Incidence Rates of Poliomyelitis in US

Where can I find the number of polio survivors in other countries?
PHI has received detailed information from the following countries. PHI invites polio-related groups in any country to send their statistics to for publication.
England     Germany     Japan     New Zealand

What is the policy for polio vaccinations in the US?

Traveling? Want to know about immunization?
CDC – Yellow Book: [4] Poliomyelitis – CDC Travelers' Health
and Travelers' Health Automated Information Line: 877-FYI-TRIP toll-free

World Health Organization, Health Topics, Poliomyelitis










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