Polio reprise

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    Polio rears its ugly head...
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    Polio strain spreads to China from Pakistan
    20 September 2011 - Polio is highly infectious and affects the nervous system, sometimes resulting in paralysis
     
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    being old enough to remember polio...this is tragic news...always support the rotary club...they have been trying for years to do away with polio
     
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    I remember standing in line at F A March elementary back in 1955 lining up to take Polio vaccine that was daubed onto a sugar cube.

    Now, thanks to the ease of travel around the world including shitholes where vaccines are uncommon, that scourge is back.
     
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    did you know polio will go out of remission in adults that suffered it as a child?
     
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    No I didn't.

    I knew kids, usally somewhat older than me, who had polio.

    I had two teachers in High school who had to drag their polio ravaged legs around with them.

    People cannot really understand what a plague this was on the people just a few generations ago.
     
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    Amazing how fast they fixed the problem. It was common before 1950 when it infected 1/10 of the kids in the country and was a killer. By 1960 it was a non issue. It was ancient history.

    I remember they still gave us TB tests as late as 1970, which is the last year I remember getting it.
     
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    Granny says if it gets outta the lab - we all gonna die, just like it says in dat endtime plague inna Bible...
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    Black Death genetic code 'built'
    12 October 2011 - The genetic code of the germ that caused the Black Death has been reconstructed by scientists for the first time.
     
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    Fight against polio bein' ramped up...
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    Global leaders vow to rid world of polio
    Sun, Oct 30, 2011 - CROSSROADS: Commonwealth leaders, as well as Bill Gates, pledged millions of dollars more to eradicate the disease, which threatens to spread back across the globe
     
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    Boko Haram killin' polio workers in Nigeria...
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    Gunmen kill Nigeria women giving polio vaccines
    Feb 8,`13 -- Gunmen suspected of belonging to a radical Islamic sect shot and killed at least nine women who were taking part in a polio vaccination drive in northern Nigeria on Friday, highlighting the religious tensions surrounding the inoculation of children in one of the few nations where the disease still remains endemic.
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    Nigeria polio vaccinators shot dead in Kano
    8 February 2013 - Nigeria is one of only three countries where polio is still endemic
     
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    Journalists arrested in polio killings...
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    2 Nigeria journalists charged after polio killings
    Feb 12,`13 -- Police in northern Nigeria arrested and charged two radio journalists and a local cleric alleged to have sparked the killings of at least nine women gunned down while trying to administer polio vaccines, officials said Tuesday. Police claimed their on-air comments about a vaccination campaign in the area inflamed the region and caused the attacks.
     

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