Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Public Health - Part 2
Lecture:Public Health and Communicable Disease
Slide content:Polio, continued Highly infectious, the virus invades the nervous system Up to 95% of people may not have symptoms, those who do can have severe effects including paralysis 1955: Salk polio vaccine licensed. Rapid eradication in industrialized countries 11
Slide notes:The highly contagious virus invades the nervous system. The vast majority of those infected are not seriously affected, but for those who are, the symptoms are severe, including paralysis. In 1955, the Salk polio vaccine was licensed which led to the rapid decline of polio cases in industrialized nations . 11