Robert Lequia polio diagnosis Sept 1944

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Robert Lequia polio diagnosis Sept 1944 - Health Director Offers Advice On Polio...
Health Director Offers Advice On Polio Prevention Robert Lequia, son of Mr and Mrs. Joseph Lequia, who is at the Children's Clinic at Marquette, is under the care of Dr. Filings, orthopedic specialist, Dr. M Cooperstock. director of the clinic, has informed Dr. M. A. Elstein. Dr. Cooperstock reported that the Lequia youngster had “very definite signs of acute poliomyelitis.” The case was quickly diagnosed, however, and the youngster civen Immediate treatment to prevent muscular involvement. Dr. Elstein yesterday issued the following statement concerning in-1 fantile paralysis, or poliomyelitis.) the medical term: "Poliomyelitis is a contagious,! infectious disease caused by a virus that gains entrance Into the, system through tlu nasal passages or abrasions of the skin This' \ irus attacks the vital centers of the spinal cord and paralyzes the muscles that are controlbd by these centers. “The disease manifests itself like a mild cold The child com- plains of a mild headache and has some chills and fever. Parents often consider the case a mild cold and usually treat the child vs itli home remedies. To their amazement. In a few days the child shows evidence of paralysis. “The safest way Is for parents to keep children away from per­ rons who may have colds. Call in a physician as soon as the child complains of a headache or cold. Feed your children good wholesome food to build up their resistance. “The local health unit has a number of splendid pamphlets on the prevention of poliomyelitis. They art» available to the public without charge.”

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  1. The Escanaba Daily Press,
  2. 10 Sep 1944, Sun,
  3. Page 6

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