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Photos of the Disease

A few examples from the Public Health Image Library
Electron micrograph of the poliovirus.

Photo ID# 1875
Electron micrograph of the poliovirus.

A photomicrograph of skeletal muscle tissue revealing myotonic dystrophic changes as a result of Polio Type III.

Photo ID# 2767
A photomicrograph of skeletal muscle tissue revealing myotonic dystrophic changes as a result of Polio Type III.

Scanning electron photomicrograph of polio virions.

Photo ID# 5630
Using immunoelectron microscopic technique, one is able to discern the morphologic traits of the Coxsackie B4 virus virions.

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Images of People Affected by the Disease

A few examples from the Public Health Image Library
This child is displaying a deformity of her right lower extremity due to polio caused by the poliovirus, an enterovirus member.

Photo ID# 5578
This child is displaying a deformity of her right lower extremity due to polio caused by the poliovirus, an enterovirus member.

Man on street with polio.

Photo ID# 134 (without black borders)
Man on street with polio.

This patient sustained upper extremity paralysis due to the due to polio caused by the poliovirus, an enterovirus member.

Photo ID# 5579
This patient sustained upper extremity paralysis due to the due to polio caused by the poliovirus, an enterovirus member.

 

A few examples from the Immunization Action Coalition
Boys with polio

Boys with polio.

The wild poliovirus usually paralyses children under five years old.

The wild poliovirus usually paralyses children under five years old.

Boy with polio, Menagesha, at the Cheshire Home for Handicapped Children

Boy with polio, Menagesha, at the Cheshire Home for Handicapped Children.

Courtesy of World Health Organization

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