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Did the polio vaccine get rid of polio?

Did the polio vaccine get rid of polio?

MostOfTheWorldExcept: Polio Vaccine has been successful in getting rid of Polio all over the world except in Pakistan,Afganistan and Nigeria only due to treistance to vaccinate their children ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Ipv (Definition)

Some people who get IPV get a sore spot where the shot was given. The vaccine used today has never been known to cause any serious problems, and most people don't have any problems at all with it. However, a vaccine, like any medicine, could cause serious problems, such as a severe allergic reaction. The risk of a polio shot causing serious harm, or ...Read more


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If i'm positive for (ebv) should I get a polio vaccine to work as an emt? Or could there be a way around that?

If i'm positive for (ebv) should I get a polio vaccine to work as an emt? Or could there be a way around that?

Get all immunization: You should get all your immunizations up to date to work as an EMT, since you will potentially be exposed to the variety of infections. ...Read more

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Where can you get a polio vaccine?

Pediatricians/Health: Polio vaccine is available in any Pediatrician's office and your Health Department Clinic Most Internist do not have it as the vaccine is only given before 6 years of age ...Read more

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Where can you get polio vaccine for adults?

Travelers clinic: You may be able to get polio vaccine from your doctor or at a travelers clinic ...Read more

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Is there any reason to get the polio vaccine again?

Polio vaccine: Incompletely immunized children and adults should receive remaining doses of polio vaccine as required for protection against the disease. ...Read more

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May a child get sick after taking oral polio vaccine?

May a child get sick after taking oral polio vaccine?

Very Rarely: The oral polio vaccine is the live polio vaccine that was previously given in the usa and is still used widly throughout the world, particularly in areas with significant problems with the wild polio virus. It is highly effective. In rare cases, the administration of OPV results in vaccine-associated paralysis associated with the reversion of the vaccine strains to the wild poliovirus profile. ...Read more

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If a child already took the oral polio vaccine, is it still desirable he get the injection as well?

Depends:: If enough doses were administered at appropriate times, injectable vaccine may not be necessary. ...Read more

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Who discovered the polio virus? Do we still get the polio vaccine nowadays?

Who discovered the polio virus? Do we still get the polio vaccine nowadays?

Karl Landsteiner &: Erwin Popper discovered the polio virus in 1908. The U.S. used Dr. Salk's 1953 killed polio vaccine from '55-'62. From '63-'99, the U.S. used Dr. Sabin's 1962 live oral vaccine. It's still used where polio is endemic. The U.S. has used the Salk vaccine since 2000. Withered limbs from polio have been documented since early man: note the Egyptian priest's withered left leg. Be wise, immunize! ...Read more

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How can the polio vaccine work?

Stimulating immunity: The vaccine prevents spread of the poliovirus from the gastrointestinal tract to the nervous system where paralytic disease develops. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Ehman
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Poliomyelitis (Definition)

Poliomyelitis is a viral disease that often affects nerves. It can produce either a partial or complete inability to move (paralysis). The virus that causes the disease can be spread through person-to-person contact as well as through contact with infected bodily substances. The polio vaccine is a ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more