Saturday, November 18, 2017

Polio Information and Facts

Polio once crippled thousands of children every year in industrialised nations. The advent of vaccines in the late 1950s effectively ended the threat of Polio to the developed countries. Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus. The virus usually enters the body via the mouth, and multiplies in the gut. Most people infected by the virus show no signs of ill health. infection can cause fever, fatigue, headache, vomiting, stiffness in the neck and pain in the limbs. Around one in 200 people who are infected with polio become irreversibly paralysed. Sites listed here offer information, advice and facts about polio in adults and children.

25,000,000 Unique Hits and Counting

Quick Links

  • Enjoy a canal boat holiday specially equipped for disabled people and their families with wheelchair accessible ramps, hydraulic lifts, hoist...
  • Sells wide fitting shoes and orthopedic shoes with special orthotic insole inserts. Shoes are extra wide width and large with sizes available up to...
  • Provides a range of care and support services throughout Northamptonshire for adults with disabilities and older people. Aspiring to provide the...
  • Support the campaign for accessible changing facilities away from home for adults and children that need lifting, making changes to disabled WCs...
  • The Online College of Art & Design offer wheelchair users online qualifications in Art & Design. These qualifications are nationally and...
  • Buy your adjustable bed or riser recliner from the most reputable UK supplier. Willowbrook British made quality adjustable beds and riser recliner...
  • Osteopathic approved pain relieving supports and solutions for all back, shoulder, neck, knee, wrist and arm pain with free UK delivery and 30 day...
  • One of the largest providers of mobility products in the UK. Offers an exciting and comprehensive range of products from mobility scooters, walking...
  • Undertakes the sale and rental of evac evacuation and transit chairs to assist with safe evacuation from multi storey buildings for the disabled...


Number of listings: 7
Number of categories: 0

Global Polio Eradication Initiative

World Health Organization based in Geneva working to eradicate polio. Site offers research, data and monitoring information as well as a list of countries still infected.

Northern Ireland Polio Fellowship

Working to help polio survivors in NI and providing activities, resources and links of interest as well as help contacts.

Polio Survivers Network

A Post-Polio site that began life in 1997 and over the years has expanded to become a major resource of polio and post-polio information.

Post Polio Heath

An official site that provides post polio health information with research details, educational downloads and polio related news.

Post Polio Support Group

Based in Ireland providing support, publications and details of fundraising activities to assist the late effects of polio.

Scottish Post Polio Network

Offers information, news, useful links and downloads.

The British Polio Fellowship

The largest charity supporting people with polio or Post Polio Syndrome in the UK. Site includes publications, FAQ and details of useful organisations to contact.