Wanted: Poliovirus AKA Polio
By Cade Knudson
Attacks & Victims
Polio Virus attacks muscle cells and the spinal cords, making its victim experience muscle paralysis, loss of muscle, etc.
Transmitted through consumption of contaminated food or water
People who are at most risk are people without access to the vaccine, and also people who have easy access to food or water that could easily be contaminated, such as a butcher or a chef.
More common in countries with high poverty rates
Can be prevented by getting a vaccination, and by staying away from possibly contaminated food or water.
Vaccine can immensely help recovery, but there is still no specific cure.