By : Caleb Callahan and Jonah France
The polio virus is highly contagious virus spread through being coughed on someone with polio or being sneezed on someone with polio. In most cases polio causes temporary paralysis but in extreme cases it is permanent.
3 types of polio
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Dr. Jonas Salk
Dr. Jonas Salk was a medical researcher and virologist, the study of viruses. He was born October 28, 1914. He created the first polio vaccine in 1953. He also confirmed there were three types of polio. He first tested the polio vaccine on his family.