WANTED Poliomyelitis

Common Name: Polio

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Causes paralysis, muscle weakening, and occasionally difficulty breathing which can lead to death.

Virus's M.O.

It enters the body through the mouth, from feces or droplet (from cough or sneeze) contaminated hands, food, or water. It then multiplies itself in the lymphoid tissues in the throat for about a week. Once absorbed into the blood and gastrointestinal tract, it spreads throughout the body until it reaches the brain and spinal cord.


Most common victim is young children, however paralysis is common and more severe in older people.

Where to Find It

Places with poor hygiene; look in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.

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).