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President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, stand on a train in Savannah, Illinois, in April 1932. He can be seen leaning on his wife and the train balustrade for support, highlighted with red circles.

How FDR kept his partial paralysis a secret from the American public — even while he was on the campaign trail

The four-term president, who led America through the Great Depression and World War II, was stricken with polio when he was 39.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates, pictured, didn't give up on their ultimate goal.

The Gates Foundation’s initial missteps in eradicating polio hold a powerful lesson about the importance of confronting failure

Bill and Melinda Gates initially failed to stop the spread of polio, so they took a step back and retooled their approach to be more effective.
A child is vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella.

4 diseases that have been eliminated in the United States in the last 100 years

Some diseases (including measles and polio) have been eliminated in the United States. Here's a look at how they were wiped out.
A boy in Nigeria receives an oral polio vaccination.

Bill Gates says we’re no closer to eradicating polio than we were in 2017, and it’s concerning

In his annual year-end letter, Bill Gates addressed the eradication of polio, saying he thought we'd be closer to eliminating the disease in 2018.
Three-year-old Carter Abernathy is among the dozens of patients across the country who have been diagnosed with AFM.

Suspected cases of the mysterious polio-like disease AFM has grown to 286, up more than 130 cases from last month

Acute Flaccid Myelitis, a polio-like illness affecting mostly young children, is spreading across the US.
Three-year-old Carter Abernathy is among the nearly 130 patients across the country who have been diagnosed with AFM.

Doctors think they know what’s causing the outbreak of a rare polio-like illness across the US

So far this year, state health departments have referred 155 potential AFM cases to the CDC. AFM causes paralysis and mostly affects young children.

Polio could make a comeback under Trump’s budget, Gates Foundation fears

President Trump's proposed budget cuts to foreign aid have the Gates Foundation worried about backward steps in the fight to eradicate polio.

Bill Gates offered the best advice on how to not feel overwhelmed when taking on huge projects

Gates says he thinks about what he can accomplish, not about what he can't.

Bill Gates names the 6 best things that happened in 2015

Microsoft cofounder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates published his annual feel-good list on the progress we're making against poverty and disease.