In Germany, there has been no infection with poliomyelitis, better known as polio, since 1992. Nevertheless, the virus has still not been completely eradicated, and some of those formerly infected suffer from post-polio syndrome. Symptoms include rapid onset of fatigue, muscle weakness and sensitivity to cold. In Germany, it is assumed that at least 120,000 people are affected. A causal therapy is still lacking, so treatment is currently purely symptomatic.
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In order to make society aware of this disease and the patients affected by it, the campaign "Seltene Erkrankungen Bayern" (Rare Diseases Bavaria) cordially invites all interested parties to an information event:
Thursday, February 2, 2023, 5.30 p.m.
Gasthaus Reich (Oberlauterbacherstraße 4, 85283 Wolnzach
The aim of the campaign initiated by Erich Irlstorfer MdB, which is under the patronage of Eva Luise Köhler, is to sensitize society in 2023 in a concerted, low-threshold and large-scale manner to rare diseases. Cities, markets and communities in the districts of Freising, Pfaffenhofen a.d. Ilm and Neuburg-Schrobenhausen are organizing a variety of events to make rare diseases heard and draw attention to the situation of the patients.