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In the early 1950s, Polio was one of the most feared diseases. Before 1955, when the poliovirus vaccine was introduced, polio outbreaks gave rise to more than 15,000 cases of paralysis each year. Throughout the 1940s, the cases of poliovirus in the United States grew at an exponential rate. Read More.