Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Infantile Paralysis Incidence

Facts about polio:

  • The polio vaccine has almost eliminated the illness.
  • Only six cases of polio were reported in the United States in 1991.
  • Only 537 cases of polio were reported in the world in 2001.
  • Polio continues to be a problem in areas with inadequate vaccination programs.
  • About 85 percent of the polio cases are in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Niger.

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Last Updated: Jul 7, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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