The Polio Vaccine
discovered and released in 1955
America's Greatest Fear
3,145 people died in 1952 to polio disease . Jonas Salik discovered the first successful inactive vaccine. Born in New York City to Jewish parents, he attended New york University School Of Medicine , later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician.
More About The Polio Diease
Polio disease or infantile paralysis, is a infectious disease caused by the polio virus. Approximately 90% to 95% of infections cause no symptoms. Another 5 to 10 % of people have minor symptoms such as: fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, neck stiffness and pains in the arms and legs.
He gave shots and saved thousands of lives each year
Jonas Salik discovered a vaccine for the polio disease
Released to the public in 1955