Polio

It is really tough to come up with a good case for polio that I could have experienced in order to talk about this disease that dominated much of the 20th century, led to the practice of mechanical ventilation, the invention of ICUs (somehow, at least) and showed that the WHO is more than a toothless tiger.

I use a case of suspected post-polio-syndrome to discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology and sequelae of polio, then spend some time on the eradication program and it’s successes so far and finally cover the post polio discussion.

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