Polio must have been rampant in Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnny Weintraub
    • 20.12.07 | 09:30 (IST)

    Polio must have been rampant in Israel before 1955 (the Salk vaccine.) I am reminded of that fact every time I watch Yitzhak Perlman, the violinist, struggle to appear on a stage. Israel's polio victims need help, regardless if they were born before or after Israel's Independence of 1948. In Texas, I knew many young polio victims also, because we had a lot of water and mosquitos to transmit the disease. Most polio victims are never cured of the disease, even if it may go into remission for many years.

    from the article: Pre-state polio victims being denied NII compensation
    First published 00:00 20.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 20.12.07
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