In the 1950's, there were 3,645 reported cases of polio in Manitoba. Most of these people survived with varying degrees of disability. At the time, it was thought that once the person had the initial stage of paralysis, the disease was stabilized. However, in recent years, many polio survivors have started to experience new polio related symptoms
Post-Polio Syndrome can develop slowly. General symptoms include muscle pain and fatigue, joint pain, loss of endurance and for some, respiratory and swallowing problems.