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“What you never had, you never missed – look at what I’ve done, the places I’ve visited and the people I’ve met” – Stories from polio epidemic survivors in Ireland

In June this year, the UK declared a “national incident” after the poliovirus was detected in the country for the first time since 1984. The infection, caused by a virus, causes fever, vomiting, and muscle stiffness.

Most people have no symptoms or even know they are infected, but for some it causes temporary or permanent paralysis. The last case of polio in Ireland was also in 1984 and it is currently believed that there are around 7,000 survivors in that country, all of whom will have increasing needs as they age.

https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/what-you-never-had-you-never-missed-look-at-all-i-did-the-places-i-went-and-the-people-i-met-stories-from-the-survivors-of-irelands-polio-epidemic-41926670.html “What you never had, you never missed – look at what I’ve done, the places I’ve visited and the people I’ve met” – Stories from polio epidemic survivors in Ireland

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