Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

How Polio Crept Back Into the U.S. — ProPublica

U.S. public health agencies generally don’t test wastewater for signs of polio. That may have given the virus time to circulate silently before it paralyzed a New York man.

News | National News

New York county confirms case of polio

The New York Department of Health alerted the public to a case of polio confirmed in a Rockland County resident – the first in the United States in nearly a decade.

News | The News

Officials Identify First Case Of Polio In United States In Years

The first case of polio in the United States in nearly a decade was identified in New York Thursday.

Health & Fitness | CORONAVIRUS

Defeating Polio and COVID-19: How We Kill Viruses

Commentary For many Americans, the COVID-19 pandemic has resurfaced fears we faced in decades past. Not long ago, ...

History | History

When Elvis Helped to Conquer Polio

After a deadly mistake sapped public confidence in inoculations, the medical community found an unlikely ally in the King of Rock ’n Roll.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

How Polio Inspired the Creation of Candy Land - The Atlantic

A schoolteacher created the popular board game, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, for quarantined children. An Object Lesson.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Polio Vaccinator Is Shot and Killed in Pakistan

The woman was part of a vaccination campaign. Another worker in her team was injured. A total of three polio workers have been killed this week as unfounded rumors against vaccines spread.

Health & Fitness | Health

Polio makes comeback in Venezuela after decades

Polio has been reported in Venezuela, a crisis-wracked country where the disease had been eradicated decades ago, the Pan-American Health Organization reports.

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This boy could be one of the world's last victims of polio

Khaksar’s family knew something was wrong when his fever didn’t break.