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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Post-Polio Syndrome Fact Sheet
... Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that affects polio survivors anywhere from 10 to 40 years after recovery from an initial paralytic attack of the poliomyelitis virus. PPS is characterized by a...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Poliomyelitis
... Poliomyelitis is an acute infection that involves the gastrointestinal tract and, occasionally, the central nervous system. It is acquired by fecal-oral transmission. In the prevaccine era, infection ...
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

   

Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome Articles

  • Poliomyelitis
    ... Poliomyelitis is an acute infection that involves the gastrointestinal tract and, occasionally, the central nervous system. It is acquired by fecal-oral transmission. In the prevaccine era, infection ...
  • Post-Polio Syndrome Fact Sheet
    ... Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that affects polio survivors anywhere from 10 to 40 years after recovery from an initial paralytic attack of the poliomyelitis virus. PPS is characterized by a...