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Hospitalized child with poliomyelitis during the 1960 Rhode Island polio epidemic

Dr. Joseph Oren, Chief of the CDC Poliomyelitis Surveillance Unit, was examining the child, who was displaying signs of respiratory weakness. A suction machine was being used, in conjunction with a tracheostomy tube to help in suctioning sputum build-up from the lungs. (Source: CDC, 1960. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Image Library. Public domain.)

Associated Disorders

  • Aseptic meningitis
  • Bulbar polio
  • Bulbospinal polio
  • Infantile paralysis
  • Nonparalytic polio
  • Paralytic polio
  • Polioencephalitis
  • Post-polio progressive muscular atrophy
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Spinal paralytic polio