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Famous people who've survived polio

StarsInsider Logo By Stars Insider of StarsInsider | Slide 1 of 31: In the early 20th century, polio was one of the most feared diseases in industrialized countries, paralyzing hundreds of thousands of children every year. Effective vaccines introduced in the 1950s and 1960s brought the condition under control, and the disease was practically eradicated as a public health problem. However, recent news that the virus that causes polio has been detected in a sewage treatment facility in the United Kingdom and now  in New York City has once again raised fears about this life-threatening illness.Among the numerous victims of polio are some famous people, celebrities who fortunately survived their bout with this potentially deadly disease. But what are their names?  Click through and discover the stars who caught polio.

Famous people who've survived polio

In the early 20th century, polio was one of the most feared diseases in industrialized countries, paralyzing hundreds of thousands of children every year. Effective vaccines introduced in the 1950s and 1960s brought the condition under control, and the disease was practically eradicated as a public health problem. However, recent news that the virus that causes polio has been detected in a sewage treatment facility in the United Kingdom and now  in New York City has once again raised fears about this life-threatening illness.

Among the numerous victims of polio are some famous people, celebrities who fortunately survived their bout with this potentially deadly disease. But what are their names?  

Click through and discover the stars who caught polio.

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