Brookelynn Dye

Polio virus (Poliomyelitis)

There is currently no cure for polio. Since there is no treatment, people focus on providing relief of the symptoms as the body fights the polio virus. Polio can only be prevented with the vaccine. Many people with polio have flu-like symptoms and stiffness in the neck and back. Rare cases people have loss of reflexes and loose and floppy limbs, often worse on one side of the body.

More information about Polio

*The virus is most common in Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan.
*Polio is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus. It invades the nervous system, and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. The virus enters the body through the mouth and multiplies in the intestine.
*Polio mainly affects children under five years of age.
* There was a total of 404 known cases of Polio in 2013.
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