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A look back at another virus that once instilled widespread fear in Greater Nashua

By Dean Shalhoup - Senior Staff Writer | Jul 18, 2020
Dean Shalhoup

Longtime reporter, columnist and photographer, is back doing what he does best ñ chronicling the people and history of Nashua. Reaching 40 years with The Telegraph in September, Deanís insights have a large, appreciative following.
An Associated Press story in the Sept. 6, 1944 edition of The Nashua Telegraph explores the possibility that one could have contracted infantile paralysis – polio – without having any symptoms. In that way, and some other ways, polio resembled the COVID-19 virus cases some seven decades later.


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