How Is The World Doing Now At Ending The Disease?

April 13, 2015 11:35 PM

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The polio vaccine was found to be safe and effective 60 years ago, making Jonas Salk the best-known of all researchers developing immunizations. At the time the results were announced in 1955, the public erupted in celebration across the nation.

Polio once ran rampant across the United States, resulting in thousands of children becoming sick, many of whom died from the disease. These outbreaks occurred every summer, resulting in the closure of movie theaters, pools, and other areas where the public congregated. Around 58,000 children became...

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