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What is polio?

What is polio?

Serious Infection: Polio is a serious Disease caused by Polio Virus which can cause paralysis and even death in humans. And there is no treatment for it. Those who survive are left with life long disability and 25to50% of them get a second polio disease years later called Post PolioSyndrome ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Ehman
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Poliomyelitis (Definition)

Poliomyelitis or polio is a serious infectious disease. It is transmitted person to person by oral- fecal route or contaminated water or food. It can cause serious paralysis in infected persons. There is no cure for polio, it can be prevented by polio vaccination. Polio has nearly been eradicated ...Read more


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What is post polio?

What is post polio?

Late complication: Post polio syndrome is a late complication, occurring in about 25-50% of those surviving acute polio. It begins from 15 to 30 years after the acute infection. It consists of increased muscle weakness, pain in muscles and fatigue. It is not know why post polio syndrome occurs. ...Read more

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When is polio sunday?

When is polio sunday?

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/fundraising for fighting polio. Your best bet is to use a search engine to find out which sundays it occurs on. ...Read more

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What is "occult" polio?

Asymptomatic Infecti: Occult Polio is when some one is infected with polio virus and that does not cause any neurological symptoms or signs like paralysis and weakness, and other neurological signs which occur in symptomatic patients. The virus may infect a person but does not cause any neurological complications. ...Read more

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How is polio transmitted?

How is polio transmitted?

ByIngetingInfectedSe: The Polio is transmitted from person to person by contact with infected secretions from nose or mouth or contact with infected feces It enters the body by ingesting infected food or water or touch mouth with ccontaminated hands It can rarely also transmitted through contact with saliva and nasal secretions And swimming in infected non chlorinated pool as was the case with President Roosevelt ...Read more

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Does polio affect height?

Does polio affect height?

It depends: There are two forms of polio- a paralytic form and non-paralytic form. If you get the kind that causes muscle weakness and your legs are involved then it could affect your height by making your legs not function normally. The non-paralytic form does not cause changes in height ...Read more

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What happens during polio?

What happens during polio?

None to Paralysis: Most people who get infected with Polo72% will have no symptoms and will recover completely 1 in 4 may have fever, sore throat, headche and nausea which may last for 2to5 days Smaler portion will have very serious symptoms due to involvement of Brain and Spinal cord causing Pins and needles in legs Meningitis in 1in25 Paralysis in arms and legs or both occurs 1 in 200, can lead to disability or death ...Read more

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Why does polio cause such pain?

Why does polio cause such pain?

Poliomyelitis: Acute poliovirus infection causing paralysis does not cause muscle pain but significant pain may occur with the post-polio syndrome which happens years after with deterioration of the nervous pathways to the muscles affected in acute disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of polio?

None to Paralysis: Most people who get infected with Polo72% will have no symptoms and will recover completely 1 in 4 may have fever, sore throat, headche and nausea which may last for 2to5 days Smaler portion will have very serious symptoms due to involvement of Brain and Spinal cord causing Pins and needles in legs Meningitis in 1in25 Paralysis in arms and legs or both occurs 1 in 200, can lead to disability or death ...Read more

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What does polio mainly affect?

Motor neurons: Polio is a disease caused by a specific virus that attacks specific types of nerve cells. No one understands why it is so selective. It can affect motor neurons on just one leg or the entire spine or even the diaphram affecting breathing. The disease causes a form of meningitis with fever and severe illness, but involved limbs remain weak and do not grow in normal manner. ...Read more

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How common is polio in the U.S.?

How common is polio in the U.S.?

DoesNotExistAnyMore: There is no polio in USA. Polio has been eradicated from not only USA but rest of the world 90% Threre are only three countries where Polio still exists Pakistan Afganistan Nigeria ...Read more

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What is the morphology of polio?

Polio: The polio virus has a capsid morphology that is non enveloped icosahedral symmetry. The genome is a single-stranded positive-sense RNA genome. ...Read more

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How does polio relate to chemistry?

Relate?: Polio is a disease caused by a specific virus. During the acute illness the patient may be very ill with severe problems with body chemistry. They can be left with neurological problems, but no chemistry problems. The disease is not related to chemistry. It has now been almost completely eliminated due to the powerful vaccines. ...Read more

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How many people get polio each year?

Very few: Since immunization against polio has been so successful, there are few cases in the world. Cases are confined to I immunized populations in parts of the world where there has been suspicion of immunization programs, such as in Pakistan and a few other countries. ...Read more

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What kind of disease is polio disease?

What kind of disease is polio disease?

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 person. If the virus causes meningitis, add headache, stiff/sore neck & back, lethargy & risk of paralysis of the legs & other muscles including the diaphragm. I've seen kids die of poliomyelitis & other vaccine-preventable illnesses. I may see it again. ...Read more

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Why has polio not been eradicated 100%?

Why has polio not been eradicated 100%?

Due to ignorance: Polio still exists in few countries like Pakisran, Bangla Desh and others because parents do not want their children vaccinated due to religious and other reason Just ignorance like we have from AntiVaxx groups here in USA ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of polio in adult?

NonParalyticParalyti: Non Paralytic Polio has mild symptoms like fever, headache, sore throat.vomiting, back and neck pain, muscle weakness and meningitis Paralytic Polio This is most serious form of the disease Severe muscle aches and weakness' Flaccid paralysis of limbs usually on one side of body Loss of reflexes ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Infantile Paralysis (Definition)

Infantile paralysis, also called polio, is an infection with the poliovirus causing muscle weakness and paralysis. Polio is rare now with vaccination, and paralysis is also an uncommon symptom, affecting only a ...Read more