Motoneuron Disease and past Poliomyelitis in England and Wales

  title={Motoneuron Disease and past Poliomyelitis in England and Wales},
  author={Christopher N Martyn and David J. P. Barker and Clive Osmond},
  journal={The Lancet},
Past notification rates for poliomyelitis show a close geographical relation with current mortality from motoneuron disease in England and Wales. The increasing rate of poliomyelitis during the first half of this century and its predilection for affluent places and families were unique amongst infectious diseases. The unusual epidemiology of poliomyelitis is now being paralleled by motoneuron disease. These observations provide new evidence for a causal connection between the two conditions. 

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