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20 Diseases That Are Almost History Thanks To Vaccines

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Polio

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In 1952, Jonas Salk discovered the polio vaccine. Polio is an attacking disease of nervous system and it was being immunized to 80% of the world’s children in the late 90s, only in Pakistan and Afghanistan where polio remains endemic.

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Mumps


Mumps

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Since US mumps vaccination program started there has been a 99% decrease in mumps cases. It is a flu-like virus that causing bloated cheeks and a swollen jaw. MMR vaccine credits to Jeryl Lyyn and named the virus strain as “Jeryl Lynn” strain

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