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Searching the world wide web for "polio" or "post-polio" can result in hundreds and hundreds of hits. This section lists, describes, rates and links to selected sites. They are listed alphabetically within the ratings of excellent, very good and good. The category search tool narrows the list of sites of interest to eleven specific groups.  

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American Society of Virology (ASV) - Polio

From the ASV, in collaboration with educators at the Washington University School of Medicine, are two overviews, "Polio" and "Poliovirus," that include the history of the disease, and the researchers whose work eventually led to the vaccine. Highlighted is a historical look at the early global eradication efforts of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The "Poliovirus" reviews  the virus and its significance as an important model in understanding the replication of animal RNA viruses.

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Centre for Rehabilitation of the Disabled - India

This is the website for the Centre for Rehabilitation of the Disabled and institutional charity, serving children with Cerebral Palsy and Polio is located in Kerala, India. The site provides information and pictures of programs for physiotherapy and orhto-splint workshops, speech therapy, schooling, and vocational training.

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Centre for Rehabilitation of the Disabled - India

This is the website for the Centre for Rehabilitation of the Disabled an institutional charity, serving children with cerebral palsy and polio and located in Kerala, India. The site provides information and pictures of programs for physiotherapy and orhto-splint workshops, speech therapy, schooling, and vocational training.

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Disease Control Priority Project (DCCP)

From the DCCP project is this volume entitled, "Successes that Strengthened Weak Health Systems," summarizing international efforts to assess disease control priorities and produce evidence-based analysis and resource materials to inform health policymaking in developing countries.

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Family Care Foundation - India

The Family Care Foundation provides humanitarian services and training to grassroots organizations in developing countries. This site provides case studies of the Polio Child Relief effort in Bombay, India with information and photos of the Mumbai Polio Camp, where successful surgery and rehabilitation are profiled in photos and real life stories. Copyright 1997-2009 Family Care Foundation

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Featured Infectious Disease: Polio

Topic information from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a non-profit medical research organization founded in 1953. In addition to an overview about disease itself, the site delineates FDR's bout with polio and his advocacy founding of the National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, subsequently called The March of Dimes. Also contains bibliography of polio references. © 2009 Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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For Some Survivors, Polio Won't Fade Into the Past (article)

A New York Times article by Kirk Johnson, dated February 2, 2010. Features the "oral history" project at the University of Utah, profiling the current status of polio survivors coming to terms with post-polio syndrome.

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Infections: Polio

From the website, KidsHealth for Parents, is this newsletter fact sheet. Of interest to parents, this site provides brief and basic information about the topic including vaccination schedules, frequently asked questions about immunizations, and who should decide when children are immunized. Site available in Spanish also. © 1995-2012 The Nemours Foundation.

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jaipurfoot.org - Orthotic and Prosthetic vendor in India

Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), Jaipur was set up in 1975. It is a licensed, charitable laboratory in India that provides limb-ambulatory assistive devices, free of charge, to the needy. The site provides good local information regarding the current technology of bracing in India. Of special interest is the information on Disability Camp sites offering free assistive-appliance educational services. ©2007 Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti, Jaipur

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Living with Polio

From Medicine at Michigan, a publication of the University of Michigan Medical School,  the article entitled "Living With Polio," profiles a married couple, both with post-polio syndrome who are assessed and treated by physicians, physical therapists and orthotists at the University of Michigan clinics. ©2010 Regents of the University of Michigan

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