US 1957 Fight Against Polio Disease 3c. Scott. 1087

US 1957 Fight Against Polio Disease 3c. Scott. 1087

Series: Polio Issue

Stamp details: March of Dimes - Fight Against Polio

Issued date: 15-01-1957 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1087
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1089
Michel (Germany): 709
Yvert et Tellier (France): 624

Dimensions (height x width):
40mm x 26mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Red lilac
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Disease, Children, Healthcare, Symbol

Total print: 186,949,627 (estimate)

Description:- Poliomyelitis, commonly shortened to polio, is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus. Approximately 70% of cases are asymptomatic; mild symptoms which can occur include sore throat and fever; in a proportion of cases more severe symptoms develop such as headache, neck stiffness, and paresthesia. These symptoms usually pass within one or two weeks. A less common symptom is permanent paralysis, and possible death in extreme cases. Years after recovery, post-polio syndrome may occur, with a slow development of muscle weakness similar to that which the person had during the initial infection.