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Who discovered the polio virus? Do we still get the polio vaccine nowadays?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Karl Landsteiner &

Erwin Popper discovered the polio virus in 1908.
The U.S. used Dr. Salk's 1953 killed polio vaccine from '55-'62. From '63-'99, the U.S. used Dr. Sabin's 1962 live oral vaccine. It's still used where polio is endemic. The U.S. has used the Salk vaccine since 2000. Withered limbs from polio have been documented since early man: note the Egyptian priest's withered left leg. Be wise, immunize!

In brief: Karl Landsteiner &

Erwin Popper discovered the polio virus in 1908.
The U.S. used Dr. Salk's 1953 killed polio vaccine from '55-'62. From '63-'99, the U.S. used Dr. Sabin's 1962 live oral vaccine. It's still used where polio is endemic. The U.S. has used the Salk vaccine since 2000. Withered limbs from polio have been documented since early man: note the Egyptian priest's withered left leg. Be wise, immunize!
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