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Title: Painful Polio
Authors: Chawla, P. Cheena
Issue Date: Jan-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract:  Our fight against polio ― a vaccine-preventable infectious disease ― is at its peak. Ensuring complete immunization of every child is the key to oust the deadly polio virus from our planet.
Children are beautiful gifts of Nature. Sheer neglect of hygiene in the early days of life can play havoc in the infant body, letting germs of a wide variety make home in the tiny organs playing a dangerous game of life and death. The aftermath of an infectious childhood illness is most appalling if survival is at the cost of living with a crippled body for whole life. This exactly happens when the deadly virus, known to cause polio, strikes! One of the most dreaded childhood diseases, polio mostly strikes children under five years of age. What saddens most is that despite the availability of time-tested vaccines and global efforts in full swing to eradicate this disease, polio still incapacitates innocent, young lives in a few parts of the world that includes India.
Page(s): 19-24
ISSN: 0036-8512
Source:SR Vol.47(01) [January 2010]

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