What is another word for polio?

Pronunciation: [pˈə͡ʊlɪˌə͡ʊ] (IPA)

Polio, also known as poliomyelitis, is a highly infectious viral disease that mainly affects young children. Some synonyms for polio include infantile paralysis, poliomyelitis anterior acuta, and Heine-Medin disease. The disease was a significant public health concern in the early 20th century, leading to paralysis and even death in many cases. Thanks to the development of the polio vaccine, the number of cases worldwide has decreased dramatically. However, polio remains a potential threat in certain parts of the world, and efforts to eradicate the virus continue. Taking precautions such as vaccinations and proper hygiene can help reduce the risk of contracting polio.

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Usage examples for Polio

What did it matter to him if we were pulling out our watches and chattering in well-contented undertone about vino nobile, biftek, and possibly a polio arrosto, or a dish of tord?
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III."
John Symonds
To take advantage of modern vaccination achievements, I am proposing a mass immunization program, aimed at the virtual elimination of such ancient enemies of our children as polio, diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus.
"Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present"
I divined that he lived in an atmosphere of scalded pullet; that three earthen cups of clotted chickens' blood, placed upon his window-shelf, formed his idea of an attractive display, and that he shadowed forth his conceptions of the beautiful in symmetrical rows of plucked chickens, presenting to the public eye rear views embellished with a single feather erect in the tail of each bird; that he must be, through the ethics of competition, the sworn foe of those illogical peasants who bring dead poultry to town in cages, like singing birds, and equally the friend of those restaurateurs who furnish you a meal of victuals and a feather-bed in the same mezzo- polio arrosto.
"Venetian Life"
W. D. Howells

Famous quotes with Polio

  • I had a heartbreaking experience when I was 9. I always wanted to be a guard. The most wonderful girl in the world was a guard. When I got polio and then went back to school, they made me a guard. A teacher took away my guard button.
    Francis Ford Coppola
  • When I was about 9, I had polio, and people were very frightened for their children, so you tended to be isolated. I was paralyzed for a while, so I watched television.
    Francis Ford Coppola
  • Having children made us look differently at all these things that we take for granted, like taking your child to get a vaccine against measles or polio.
    Melinda Gates
  • Except for the people who were there that one day they discovered the polio vaccine, being part of history is rarely a good idea. History is one war after another with a bunch of murders and natural disasters in between.
    Sarah Vowell
  • High among the costs of immigration is the appearance among us of diseases that never before afflicted us and the sudden reappearance of contagious diseases that researchers and doctors had eradicated long ago. Malaria, polio, hepatitis, tuberculosis and such rarities of the Third World as dengue fever, Chagas' Disease and leprosy are surfacing here...
    Pat Buchanan

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