The epidemiology of polio is simple to understand—as simple as seeing the inevitability of the major crisis we have before us.
Balanchine danced the role of polio and Tanaquil, the Etruscan Queen sensitive to omens, danced the victim.
But there are three countries where polio remains endemic: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.
Plus, with measles, a sick person has to be near a non-immune person, not miles downstream (as can occur with polio).
Last year, a polio outbreak in Deir ez-Zor raised concerns throughout the region about the spread of an epidemic.
polio is one of many viruses belonging to the "enterovirus" family.
Wood up thar, you polio—hang on to the safety valve—guess she'll crawl off on her paddles.
Nalúlid siya kay gitakbúyag pulyu, He was crippled after his bout with polio.
Nagtakihud siya tungud sa pulyu, He limps because he had polio.
Perhaps the polio, light touch of it or not, had hurt her eyesight.
polio po·li·o (pō'lē-ō')