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Polio Photos

 
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Warning: Some of these photos are quite graphic.
 
Polio eradication in Pakistan, 2006
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Courtesy of Tim Brookes and Omar Khan
Hospital respiratory ward in Los Angeles, 1952
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Courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Child with a severely deformed leg due to polio
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Courtesy of World Health Organization
Young man with a withered leg due to polio
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Courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Child with polio, Rhode Island polio epidemic, 1960
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Courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Patient in iron lung, Rhode Island polio epidemic, 1960
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Courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Two children with polio receiving physical therapy
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Courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Images like this were used to encourage polio vaccination
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Courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Aerial view of a crowd awaiting polio immunization, San Antonio, 1962
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Courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Child with sequelae of polio. Quote from Dr. Harry Hull
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Courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Negative stain image of the polio virus
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Courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Patients whose respiratory muscles were affected were placed in an "iron lung" machine to enable them to breathe
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Courtesy of World Health Organization
View more pictures on the Polio Eradication website at www.polioeradication.org/Mediaroom/Photos.aspx
This patient sustained upper extremity paralysis due to the due to polio caused by the poliovirus.
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Courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cheshire Home for Handicapped Children, Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Courtesy of World Health Organization
View more pictures on the Polio Eradication website at
www.polioeradication.org/Mediaroom/Photos.aspx
Two children with polio, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kisangani
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Courtesy of World Health Organization
View more pictures on the Polio Eradication website at
www.polioeradication.org/Mediaroom/Photos.aspx
Cheshire Home for Handicapped Children, Menagesha, 25 Km from Addis Ababa
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Courtesy of World Health Organization
View more pictures on the Polio Eradication website at
www.polioeradication.org/Mediaroom/Photos.aspx
Children with polio, Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Courtesy of World Health Organization
View more pictures on the Polio Eradication website at
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Polio has taken a visible toll in countries like Sierra Leone.
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Courtesy of World Health Organization
View more pictures on the Polio Eradication website at
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This child is one of a set of twins, both paralysed by polio. Community in the Sibiti forest, Congo.
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Courtesy of World Health Organization and S. Torfinn
View more pictures on the Polio Eradication website at
www.polioeradication.org/Mediaroom/Photos.aspx
Young woman with polio
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Courtesy of World Health Organization
View more pictures on the Polio Eradication website at
www.polioeradication.org/Mediaroom/Photos.aspx
Boys with polio
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Courtesy of World Health Organization
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The wild poliovirus usually paralyses children under five years old.
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Courtesy of World Health Organization
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Boy with polio, Menagesha, at the Cheshire Home for Handicapped Children
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Courtesy of World Health Organization
View more pictures on the Polio Eradication website at
www.polioeradication.org/Mediaroom/Photos.aspx
Boy with paralysis from polio infection
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Courtesy of World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe
View more pictures on the Polio Eradication website at
www.polioeradication.org/Mediaroom/Photos.aspx
Orphan girl with polio, Kenya
Photographer: James Li, MD
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Courtesy of Remote Medicine
Boy with polio and handmade braces, Kenya
Photographer: James Li, MD
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Courtesy of Remote Medicine

"Photo Essay: The End of Polio by Sebastião Salgado"
Available for viewing on PBS's NOW with Bill Moyers web page www.pbs.org/now/science/endofpolio.html

 
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