PA polio rates 7/18/1954
Incidence of Polio In State Slows Noticeably Harrisburg, July 13—The State Health Department reported today today that the incidence of polio in Pennsylvania slowed noticeably in the last two weeks. , Up to the beginning of July, the number of polio cases in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania was almost double the number number occurring over the same 1953 period. However, at the beginning; of this week the polio case total for 1954 stood at 78 compared to 70 cases of the disease occurring- up to .mid-July last year. Alleg-heny County led the list with 10 cases of infantile paralysis paralysis reported. In order came Brie County, 9; Lancaster County, 6; (Philadelphia and Dauphin counties with 5 each. The The department reported that no case has yet been reported involving involving any of the children in the four Pennsylvania counties who were given injections of the new anti-polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk of the University of Pittsburgh.