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The Crippling Plague

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHROP 2U03
Professor
Karen Slonim
Semester
Summer

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The Crippling Plague OutlinePoliomyelitisParalytic polio Endemic to epidemic emergence Polio in New York 1916 Media coverage fundraising Vaccine development Global eradication program Post Polio Syndrome Poliomyelitis polioCaused by the poliovirusAn enterovirus One of the smallest known viruses singlestranded RNAHumans only natural reservoir Three forms of the virus type 1 is the most virulent Spread of polio virusSpreads persontopersono 1 Fecaloral routeo 2 Respiratory route Spread easily in areas with poor hygiene and sanitation Incubation period 714 days range 335 days Contagious excreted in feces up to 6 weeksSymptoms of polio infecti
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