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Will all persons exposed to polio virus develop poliomyelitis?
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: No
Many individuals acquire infection with polio virus, experience headches, stiff nec and irritability, a form of encephalitis.
Many of these individuals will not go on to experience damage to motor nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain stem.

In brief: No
Many individuals acquire infection with polio virus, experience headches, stiff nec and irritability, a form of encephalitis.
Many of these individuals will not go on to experience damage to motor nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain stem.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: 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 completed the immunization series they are thought to have lifelong immunity.

In brief: 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 completed the immunization series they are thought to have lifelong immunity.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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