25 Diseases You Wouldn’t Like To Have

#17 – Polio

Polio is a disease which was identified and initially recognized in the year of 1840. It is a disease that is easily spread by person to person and through contaminated food and water.

Most cases of this disease don’t exhibit symptoms unless the disease was introduced through the blood. In most cases of polio, the disease causes muscle paralysis and weakness. Polio was a very common disease in the 50s, but at the moment it has been eradicated in over 30 countries thanks to the poliovirus vaccine.

Written by Harry Steinman

At the age of 18, Harry started a 5-year adventure to explore Southeast Asia and India. He has studied Eastern medicine and the art of yoga throughout his travels with the hopes of one day opening a holistic wellness and yoga center in North America. He's a lifelong learner and has the desire to share his findings with the rest of the world.