Polio disease - Polio: Types, Causes, & Symptoms

Vaccine A child receiving an oral polio vaccine Two types of vaccine are used throughout the world to combat polio.

Polio (Poliomyelitis)

Before the 20th century, polio infections were rarely seen in infants before six months of age, most cases occurring in children six months to four years of age.

History of Polio


In children under five years of age, paralysis of one leg is most common; in adults, extensive paralysis of the and also affecting all four limbs — — is more likely.

History of Polio

Retrieved 11 November 2007.

Polio (Poliomyelitis)

College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Food and Drug Administration.

The first clinical description was provided by the English physician in 1789, where he refers to polio as "a debility of the lower extremities".

Polio (Poliomyelitis)

On very rare occasions about one case per 750,000 vaccine recipients , the attenuated virus in the oral polio vaccine reverts into a form that can paralyze.

Description: Although the virus can cross the during pregnancy, the fetus does not appear to be affected by either maternal infection or polio vaccination.

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    136 people (2018) Poliomyelitis, commonly shortened to polio, is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus. In about 0.5 percent of cases, it moves from the gut to affect the central nervous system, and there is muscle weakness resulting in a flaccid paralysis. This can occur over a few hours to a few days.
    By: emmy_emma|||||||||
    Polio is a disease caused by poliovirus. It’s been eliminated in the United States because of widespread vaccination, but some areas of the world still have cases. It’s important that everyone get a series of shots to protect against polio. The disease can cause paralysis or even death. It can also lead to post-polio syndrome many years later
    By: Don_Deno|||||||||
    Polio is a disease caused by a virus that affects the nervous system and is mainly spread by person-to-person contact. Polio can also be spread by eating raw or undercooked food or drinking water or other drinks that are contaminated with the feces of an infected person. Most people with polio do not feel sick.
    By: BlindAngel|||||||||
    Before the polio vaccine, the disease had been a major cause of disability in children. About 16,000 cases of polio (paralytic poliomyelitis) occurred each year in the U.S. in the 20th century compared with none in 2020. The first polio vaccine arrives at Mayo Clinic on April 13, 1955, one day after it’s licensed in the U.S. Polio vaccine
    By: agsieg|||||||||
    Polio (also known as poliomyelitis) is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. Children younger than 5 years old are more likely to contract the virus than.
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