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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Flu-like symptoms of: sore throat, fever, nausea & vomiting in some, but infection with any serotype of poliovirus may not cause any symptoms in an immune-competent pe ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Exposure to virus: The oral secretions of an infected patient are contageous before the onset of symptoms & up to two weeks. The patients stool will contain virus for we ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Oral secretion/stool: The virus is active in the oral secretions of an infected patient from shortly before the onset of symptoms for up to 2 weeks. It is excreted in the s ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
See below:: Tests include: cultures of throat washings, stools, or cerebrospinal fluid (csf); routine CSF examination; test for levels of antibodies to the polio ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Prevention is best: The response to polio infection is unpredictable. If you are in the 5-10% of unimmunized folks that develop poliomyelitis, treatment is limited to sup ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
3 strains 5 outcomes: There are 3 strains of the virus. Infected people can have 5 basic outcomes. 90-95% are asymptomatic, showing no illnes.Abortive illness is a brief fl ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
No.: It is an infection transmitted with contaminated food or water.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Mosquito-borne virus: West nile virus, transmitted by mosquito bites, can cause encephalitis, inflammation in the brain. There is no vaccine available to protect a person f ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
See below:: As a highly infectious virus, polio invades the nervous system, and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. The virus enters the body through ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andreas Kogelnik
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Absolutely, in recent years west nile virus has been in epidemic mode sweeping from the east coast of the us to the west. Encephalitis is present on ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
ADEM: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is a rare autoimmune disease affecting the brain & spinal cord, damaging the myelin & destroying the whit ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience in Geriatrics
Yes: Yes.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: West nile virus, transmitted by mosquito bites, can cause encephalitis, inflammation in the brain. There is no vaccine available to protect a person f ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Viral infection: Polio is essentially nonexistent in most of the world, but persists in Iran. It was a viral infection affecting children during mainly warmer weather ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sung answered
33 years experience in Pediatrics
Lifetime: As long as you live, the virus stays with you mostly in dormant stage and occasionally flares up.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Not true: The true cause of gbs is unknown.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Only 1% have severe: sx. Most people don’t have sx’s w West Nile virus. Mild sx’s occur in about 20% of people; which can include fever, eye pain, generalized body aches, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Only 5-10% of those infected will have clinicly apparent illness and only if they actually acquire the germ from an active case. Once one has complete ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Although amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (lou gerig's disease) is marked by distruction of nerves and atrophy of muscles, the cause remains elusive. No ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Not likely: Polio is caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. It rarely causes paralysis. Other symptoms are fever, vomiting, neck pain, fatigue and pai ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
West Nile Virus: Typically, west nile virus spreads to humans via infected mosquitoes. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. You can not get i ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Meningitis: Untreated there will be a very high mortality rate, but if treated, many patients will survive, but the mortality rate will depend upon the causative ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
35 years experience in Neurology
Virus: Poliomyelitis is a viral infection. It has been nearly, but not completely eradicated from the world, but there are still cases in countries such as p ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: This is not a contageous disease it is due to an injury to nerve cells.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
ADEM: A rare inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. Is an autoimmune disease triggered by infection or vaccination. It starts wit ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: It's more dangerous for the young and old with weaker immune systems, and it's not common, but it is certainly possible.
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
46 years experience in Neurology
Lyme meningitis: The short answer is no. More information is available at: http://www.Merckmanuals.Com/home/print/brain_spinal_cord_and_nerve_disorders/meningitis/c ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
See below:: The goal of treatment is to control symptoms while the infection runs its course. People with severe cases may need lifesaving measures, especially br ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Poliomyelitis occurs as a rare response to infection by one of 3 subtypes of the polio virus. These viruses commonly live in the intestinal tract and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Unimmunized: Maternal antibodies often protect a baby for their first weeks, after which they are at risk. Mortality and degree of disability was greater after the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Polio: Poliomyelitis is mostly eradicated in the modern world due to vaccines, and the disease exists mainly in feudal and primitive countries such as iran. ... Read More

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