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.
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.
Working to help polio survivors in NI and providing activities, resources and links of interest as well as help contacts.
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.
An official site that provides post polio health information with research details, educational downloads and polio related news.
Based in Ireland providing support, publications and details of fundraising activities to assist the late effects of polio.