Marco Polio

By: Tin Le and Ethan Lee

VIRUSES


Structure

- Capsid: Protein coat

- Envelope: Lipid membrane

What do they do

- Infect cells and use the cells to make more viruses

- Change over time

- Cause disease

Reproduction

- Viruses attach to the cell and inject their DNA into the cell and the cell makes copies of virus parts and then assembles them into viruses and eventually the virus copies break free

Size

- Viruses are very small

- They are even smaller than the cells they infect

Viruses are not cells because

- Can't reproduce on their own

- Can't move on their own

- No cellular structure

- No respiration

POLIO

Name of Disease

- Polio

Name of Virus

- Poliomyelitis

Symptoms

- Muscle Weakness

- Nausea

- Fever

- Fatigue

- Paralysis

- Headache

- Shortness of Breath

- Sensitivity to light

How is it spread

- Spread through contaminated water or food

Fatal?

- Polio has the potential to be fatal

Treatments

- Ibuprofen

- Naproxen

- Aspirin

- Tylenol

Prevention

- Stay away from people who have people

- Don't share food or water with anyone with polio

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/polio/basics/definition/con-20030957