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Ohio Polio Network


Home, and Akron and Miami Valley PPSG pages updated May 31, 2023


September 1st is the beginning of the new OPN membership year.

Please renew your membership to OPN. Dues are only $10 a year.

The OPN year is from September 1, 2022 thru August 31, 2023. 




The Ohio Polio Network became an independent 501(c)3 organization on September 1, 1993. This is our 30th year! We are planning an event to commemorate this milestone. Due to the availability of resources, we found it necessary to change the date. More information to follow - Please mark the new date - October 7, 2023 on your calendars. 
Pat Kelly, OPN President 




Happy Spring!



About Us


Contact Us Page


Ohio Polio Network Membership Form (dues/donations/memorials)




Ohio Polio Network Resources Page




Post-Polio by Subject


Memorial Page





Polio History Smithsonian Institution


Whatever Happened to Polio

Post-Polio Health International


Post-Polio Health International Resource Locator


Polio Place


A Polio Survivor's Guide: Funding Resources for Medical & Adaptive Resources


Post-Polio Health International Videos Youtube page


Spinal Cord Gray Matter Atrophy in Post-Polio Syndrome Tied to Functional Decline - Clinical Trial published in the European Journal of Neurology


Rare Disease Database - Post Polio Syndrome


The Late Effects of Polio Information for General Practitioners



MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital Post-Polio Program


TIRR Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Rehabilitaion and Research - Post-Polio Syndrome page


The International Rehabilitation Center for Polio at Spaulding Framingham MA


Clinical Trials Post-Polio Syndrome





 Post Polio Support Group and Zoom Speaker Meetings


Akron Post-Polio Support Group Meeting 06/10/2023


Miami Valley Post-Polio Support Group Meeting 07/22/2023



Ohio Polio Network Board Meeting

Friday, June 2, 2023

1:00 PM

Zoom Meeting



 Links to Recent Articles


'Very real risk': Health chiefs urge parents to get their children vaccinated against polio to prevent it spreading across London


G7 Health Ministers call for global support to achieving lasting polio-free world by 2026


World Polio Day 2010: Post Polio Syndrome Is Here To Stay - Germany


Covid-19 is no longer a public health emergency, but others remain


Living With Polio - Polio Place search page


Polio Found Circulating In Rockland Again: NY Health Officials


Polio: leading virologist offers a beginner's guide to the different viruses and vaccines


Bill to change school immunization requirement for exemptions heard


In Memory of Charter OPN Member Carolyn Melvin


Support group for polio survivors starting in Mount Pleasant


Commission on Aging to host polio support group


After New York's travel warning for Israel: What's polio and how do you contract it?


For McConnell, virus carries echo of his boyhood polio


Disability Rights Activist Judy Heumann, "Mother of the Disability Rights Movement," Dies at 75


Poor disabled-friendly facilities a bane for handicapped persons in Kedah


In Memory of Leland P Zurbrugg


Why Haven't We Eradicated Polio? (Youtube)


Member States guide direction of polio transition post-2023


Opinion: Kids should not face the nearly unsurmountable barriers thrown in my dad's path


A polio survivor shares her story


Things started looking up for Rochester in 1949


Year-Ender 2022: It was much more than COVID-19 and its impact this year


County To Accept Polio Vaccine


The long tail: Post-Polio Syndrome


What You Need to Know About Post-Polio Syndrome


In Memory of Beverly Dipert


'I spend my day in bed until I can turn the heating on' -- polio survivor struggles to stay warm as bills soar


Joint statement by WHO-UNICEF-ROTARY on World Polio Day


Rotary organizes "polio outside the world campaign"


How turning the heat down or off could pose a grave threat to your health this winter


Editorial by Bloomberg Opinion | Just one case of polio is a global threat


Long COVID: Here's what we can learn from chronic sequelae of other infectious diseases


Australian bush nurse Elizabeth Kenny honoured for pioneering polio treatment and VIDEO: A 1940s instructional video of Sister Elizabeth Kenny demonstrating her polio treatment technique.


I remember young girls screaming in pain, crying out...


NYC wastewater testing finds presence of polio linked to strain that paralyzed man


The endgame: What will it take to eradicate polio?


CDC Issues Warning as New Data Shows Scope of Polio Spread in NYC Area


North Wales polio victim who spent childhood in 'iron lung' warns others not to end up like her


Maine polio survivor helps vaccinate kids around the world- Youtube video


Polio awareness campaign and vaccination drive to take place this weekend - video


Polio remains a Rotary International focus


CDC is discussing using oral polio vaccine for first time in 20 years to stop New York outbreak


One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio 24 October


Vaccine skeptics might walk a mile in polio sufferers' shoes


Pressing questions about polio, answered


Canada advancing to ensure safe and secure containment of poliovirus


Dr. Duncan A. Holbert: 30-Year Polio Survivor


The End of Polio?


Long Covid and post polio syndrome: The lessons to be learned from the polio pandemic's lasting effects


Lima Ohio Rotary helps in the fight to eradicate polio


Will polio ever disappear? Experts 'doubt' it.


Son of Polio Vaccine Inventor Jonas Salk Warns Recent New York Case is a 'Wake-Up Call'


Polio survivors in N.C. talk about severity of the illness after case detected in New York


Polio is circulating in the U.S.; anti-vax movement is to blame, according to top doc


Polio is back in rich countries, but it poses a far bigger threat to developing world


With polio's return, here's what back-to-schoolers need to know


Before Long COVID Came Post-Polio Syndrome


Former nonprofit executive on growing up as a polio survivor, lasting impacts


Dr. Kohli Talks Polio


Poliovirus is spreading in New York. Here's what you need to know


My mother's walk through life with polio


Fears of a polio resurgence in the US have health officials on high alert - a virologist explains the history of this dreaded disease


What You Need to Know About Post-Polio Syndrome


In Memory of Evelyn Waite




Polio Survivor And Doctor Chooses New Path


In Memory of Mae Inscoe - West Virginia Chapter of Post-Polio Survivors President for over 25 years




More Links to Articles - Post-Polio News Archive


The Warm Springs Story: Legacy & Legend


University of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Research Laboratories: Research Study Recruitment


Polio Australia: What are the late effects of polio?

Mayo Clinic: Post-Polio Syndrome



Tom House Presentation The healthy nervous system and the nervous system after an acute Polio illness with the after effects and the Post Polio Syndrome (PPS)(Video)


Polio Australia's 2020 Polio Oz News



PPS Internet Resources Updated 01/01/2017

NINDS Motor Neuron Diseases Information Page


How to File an ADA Complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice

Guide to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Standards

Guide to the ABA (Architectural Barriers Act)Standards