Subject Medicine and Nursing Medicine and Nursing - Other


Discuss one historical epidemiological event or accomplishment that has left an impact on healthcare as we know it. Clearly identify, describe, and define key points or people in the event or accomplishment.

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The creation of the polio vaccine by Dr. Jonas Salk was one of the most significant epidemiological events of the 20th century. Prior to 1955, the poliomyelitis virus claimed an average of 600,000 children per year; after the first few years of vaccinations, polio incidence reduced to 3,000 cases per year in the 1960s and less than 1,000 globally in 2000 (Nathanson & Kew, 2010)...

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