Communicable Disease fact Sheet: Poliomyelitis
Concise information on symptoms, incubation period, treatment, complications, etc. from the New York State Department of Health. See also WHO - Poliomyelitis.
Wild Polio Virus Weekly Updates
The latest information on polio outbreaks around the world.
Types, Kinds, Categories of Polio,
See also Picornaviruses, 11 Facts about Polio. How the Polio Virus Works and The Big Picture Book of Viruses: Picoraviridae.
An excellent site for learning about the history of polio in Canada.
Famous People who had and have Polio
A long list complete with links and additional information.
FDR Library and MuseumThe Iron Lung and Other Equiptment
See also FDR Cartoons.
Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute
See also The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. For many lesson plans on FDR, click here. and then scroll down the page.
Information and history. See also Iron Lung.
About Sister Elizabeth Kenny
Brief information from the Sister Kenny Institute. See also Sister Kenny: Confronting the Conventional in Polio Treatment.
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. See also A Look at Each Vaccine: Polio Vaccine and Polio: Vaccines to Prevent Polio.
About Jonas Salk
See also the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and The Story of the Salk Anti-Poliomyelitis Vaccine.
Hauck Center for the Albert B. Sabin Archives
A biography and other resources. See also Two Vaccines.
Global Polio Eradication Initiative
Information on current efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.
Information for polio survivors, their families, and the health care community.
Post-Polio Syndrome Central
An excellent set of resources for those wishing to learn about PPS. See also Post-Polio-Med, which is a free forum for questions and answers to and from post-polio syndrome researchers, medical professionals, polio survivors, family, friends, students, and others interested in post-polio syndrome.
Disability Social History Project
An excellent page with many resources for those wishing to learn about disability history. See also Disability History Timeline and Disability Rights History Timeline.
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