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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Immune response: All vaccines expose the body's immune system to viral protein or an attenuated strain of the virus, neither of which cause illness. The immune system ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
Antibody: Like other vaccination, exposing the body to dead or attenuated (weakened) virus causes the production of an antibody by the immune system that preve ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Stimulating immunity: The vaccine prevents spread of the poliovirus from the gastrointestinal tract to the nervous system where paralytic disease develops.
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Dr. Eric Bluman
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Motor specific: Polio virus specifically affects the nerves controlling the muscles (motor nerves) - the sensory nerves are spared. This causes paralysis or weakness ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
One polio booster: For adults, the recommendation is 1 polio booster shot for people with higher risk of exposure (the shot is not alive, compared to the oral vaccine th ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Idan Sharon
28 years experience Neurology
Polio: Enteroviruses cause a wide range of infections. Poliovirus, the prototypical enterovirus, can cause a subclinical or mild illness, aseptic meningitis, ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
23 years experience Neurology
Deactivation: In some polio patients they acquire new symptoms or signs suggestive of polio- meaning ant. Horn disease. There are other differential diagnosis to be ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
26 years experience Neurology
Sundays in India: Polio has been eradicated in most of the world. A google search suggests that polio sunday occurs in india to try to raise awareness for vaccination/ ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Term "occult": This term is generally used to apply to a condition in which a viral cause is suspected but in which the virus or evidence of it has not been isolated ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Generally Air: Polio is transmitted thru respiratory droplets while breathing for the most part. Veryt much like a cold.
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