The 1945 St Helena poliomyelitis epidemic after 40 years.

Abstract

Twenty-six of the 28 patients known to have been paralysed by poliomyelitis on St Helena over 40 years ago were traced. All had led fulfilled lives. Nine had since died but no deaths were attributable to the disease. The satisfactory outcome of these people's lives was due to a combination of factors. Initially early diagnosis and immediate appropriate… (More)

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