Has the Polio Virus returned to complete its original devastating attack
Fear and anger spreads among the millions of Polio Survivors around the world
Some 40 or so years later, it appeared that the ghost of the virus has arrived to complete the damage left by the original Polio virus. Millions of Polio Survivors now have greater levels of disability, increased levels of pain, and intense fatigue, to mention just a few of the symptoms. And what support is available in this 21st century, extremely little. The attack was totally unexpected, and the entire Medical Profession was caught unawares. Nobody ever expected that this would happen some 40 years or so after the initial attack. That this the latest challenge of being faced with one of the most devastating debilitating neurodegenerative condition in the world, Post-Polio Syndrome, was never anticipated.
Non-motor symptoms of PPS have considerable quality of life implications and are notoriously challenging to manage, and yet very few Medical Professionals have even a slight knowledge of Polio, and even less of PPS.