Poliomyelitis ("polio"), or infantile paralysis, is a viral paralytic disease. The causative agent, a virus called poliovirus (PV), enters the body orally, infecting the intestinal lining. It may proceed to the blood stream and into the central nervous system causing muscle weakness and often paralysis.

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Polio Symptoms

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Screening and diagnosis
... Doctors can often recognize polio by symptoms such as neck and back stiffness, abnormal reflexes and difficulty swallowing and breathing. To confirm the diagnosis, a sample of throat secretions, stool...
Source: MayoClinic

Signs and symptoms
... Despite polio''s ability to cause paralysis and death, the vast majority of people who contract the virus don''t become sick and are never aware they''ve been infected. Yet even without any sign of il...
Source: MayoClinic

Polio Prevention

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Prevention
... Although improved sanitation on the public level and fastidious hygiene on the personal may help reduce the spread of polio, the only real way to prevent the disease is with the polio vaccine. However...
Source: MayoClinic

Polio Treatment

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Complications
... Paralytic polio can lead to temporary or permanent muscle paralysis, disability and deformities of the hips, ankles and feet. Although many deformities can be corrected with surgery and physical thera...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... In 1916, a large polio outbreak in the United States — and ineffectual efforts to contain it — spurred researchers to find new and better treatments for the disease. What resulted were two...
Source: MayoClinic

Polio Other

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Overview
... Eight years before the Great Depression and two decades before the United States entered World War II, Franklin Delano Roosevelt''s mettle was tested by another crisis. In 1921, the future president l...
Source: MayoClinic

Post-Polio Syndrome Information Page
... Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) is a condition that can strike polio survivors anywhere from 10 to 40 years after their recovery from polio. PPS is caused by the death of individual nerve terminals in the m...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

   

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  • Post-Polio Syndrome Information Page
    ... Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) is a condition that can strike polio survivors anywhere from 10 to 40 years after their recovery from polio. PPS is caused by the death of individual nerve terminals in the m...

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