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How can poliomyelitis be transmitted?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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 stool for several weeks after the onset of illness. The virus is stable for days at room temperature. Contact with any viral material on hands or inhaled as droplets can pass the infection.

In brief: 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 stool for several weeks after the onset of illness. The virus is stable for days at room temperature. Contact with any viral material on hands or inhaled as droplets can pass the infection.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Spreading polio
Polio viruses are gastrointestinal viruses spread by hand to mouth, ingesting contaminated water, using contaminated utensils.

In brief: Spreading polio
Polio viruses are gastrointestinal viruses spread by hand to mouth, ingesting contaminated water, using contaminated utensils.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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