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Change Agent: Polio

School project about 20th century change agents.
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Lam Vi Ngo

on 10 March 2011

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Poliomyelitis (Polio) Erwin Popper Karl Landsteiner Polio article Polio damages the nerve
cells that control you muscles
so that's why you get paralyzed. There is no cure for polio.
You can take a vaccine
through the mouth or an
injection to prevent polio. Polio was once named the
Heine-Medin disease because
both studied polio. 20th Century Change agents Karl Landsteiner and Erwin Popper
discovered polio in 1909. Polio affected people at
any age and it was contagous
so people couldn't stop it from spreading. After the polio vaccine was invented it was rare for you to get polio. And in most countries polio was the past. Why Polio was a change agent. People didn't go anywhere, even in summer.
Less people went out to do their jobs.
People could't stop polio from spreading.
Some people got paralyzed so they couldn't
move some of their body parts.


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in New York city, that kids under
16 couldn't go in movie theaters
or leave the city from July 18th to
October 3rd. In the 1950s about 20,000 cases
of polio each year in the United States.
But on April 12, 1955, a vaccine was
invented so in 1979 and there was only
about 10 cases of polio.
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