Polio Outbreak

Where did the disease originate and how-

The Polio first started in Iraq the year 2000. The disease first started to a six year old boy.  Now it is still happening in 2014. The boy paralysis on February 10th. The Polio Virus effects children the most.

How did it spread-

Polio is caused by one of three types of poliovirus. These viruses spread through contact between people.. Poliovirus enters the body through the mouth to start. There is no symptoms to Polio, it is just regular every other virus symptoms.


What does this say about the country-

In Iraq there has been over a million children since 2000 that got the disease. It  can start with just one cough and you could get it. There has been no previous solution of the disease.

how a major outbreak of this disease (an epidemic or pandemic) could affect a countries government-

This disease is pandemic because the Polio outbreak has been every where in the world. The Government chance has a huge chance of getting it because It is surrounded all around them. But the problem is you don't get many symptoms of if you had it or not. So the government has to find a way to solve the problem.

how a major outbreak of this disease (an epidemic or pandemic) could affect a countries economy-

In countries they have to spend high spending on trying to make the disease go away.  The have been spending $40-$50 billion dollars just for a disease that has virus like symptoms. It has been the most largest global health community. So overall the economy is pandemic for having the spend billions of dollars together to make a solution.

How a major outbreak of this disease (an epidemic or pandemic) could affect a country socially-

The Polio socially would be pandemic also because It is very easy to catch just like any other virus. It goes through to contact of a sneeze or a cough. But it adds being paralyzed also.

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