Common Name: Polio
REWARD: ₦9,963,000 or $50,000
A microscopic picture of the virus
Extreme cases of polio and how it affects the body
Cases of Polio
The statistics of polio virus globally
Most common victim is young children, however paralysis is common and more severe in older people.
Where to Find It
How Dangerous Is It
The virus is extremely contagious, and in places with poor sanitation, can spread quickly. However in the U.S., there has not been a case for over 30 years.
"Although most cases of polio are mild, the 1% of cases resulting in flaccid paralysis has made polio a feared disease for hundreds of years. Of people with paralytic polio, about 2%–5% of children die and up to 15%–30% of adults die." (http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4215.pdf)
How to Fight It
There are no cures for polio, but physical therapy and treatment assist. It is preventable by the polio vaccine (recommended before you search for it).