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What are the major presenting symptoms of poliomyelitis?

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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 the mouth and multiplies in the intestine. Initial symptoms are fever, fatigue, headache, vomiting, stiffness in the neck and pain in the limbs. 1 in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis (usually in the legs). 5-10% die due to resp. Failure.

In brief: 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 the mouth and multiplies in the intestine. Initial symptoms are fever, fatigue, headache, vomiting, stiffness in the neck and pain in the limbs. 1 in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis (usually in the legs). 5-10% die due to resp. Failure.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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