Published on Nov 1, 2015
POST POLIO SYNDROME: AUSTRALIA’S FORGOTTEN DISABILITY
The World Health Organisation declared Australia polio free in 2000. But the disease is still very much with us.
It’s estimated there are 400,000 Australian polio survivors. And for thousands, the disease is not finished. Decades after they contracted polio, symptoms can return in the form of Post Polio Syndrome (PPS).