WONDER #2181: What Is Polio?

Question 1 of 3

Polio is a highly-contagious disease caused by a what?

  1. virus
  2. bacteria
  3. parasite
  4. amoeba

Question 2 of 3

Who developed the polio vaccine that was first approved for general use in 1955?

  1. Jonas Salk
  2. Abigail Winkler
  3. Albert Sabin
  4. Joe DiMaggio

Question 3 of 3

In the 1950s, polio patients with paralysis of the breathing muscles were placed in a large machine called what?

  1. aluminum spleen
  2. huffy puffy
  3. easy breather
  4. iron lung

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