Polio

By: Bradyn McAtee

HOW LONG ITS BEEN AROUND

Polio has been around since ancient times but the first epidemic happened in the 1900s until the vaccine was introduced in 1955.

SYMPTOMS

Some symptoms of polio are paralysis, death, fever, vomiting, sore throat, muscle weakness or tenderness.

PREVENTION

Some prevention methods for children are receiving four shots of an inactivated polio vaccine at the ages of two months, four months, between six and eight months and between

TREATMENT

there is no cure but some ways of getting better are resting, taking painkillers, having a portable ventilator to help breathe, and eating a nutritious diet.
LINK

Polio info

CAUSES

Polio is virus that you can get from contaminated water or food and direct contact with someone who is infected.

LONG TERM EFFECTS

Polio can effect your spinal cord and does give you muscle weakness and paralysis.

RISK FACTORS

Some risk factors of polio are having a tonsillectomy, having extreme stress, having a weak immune system and living with someone who has the polio virus.

STATISTICS

Around the world 2.5 billion children have been immunized

against polio. The virus can still be found in three countries those countries are Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

PUMP IT UP: GETTING RID OF IT

THE PLAN

People plan to get rid of the polio virus by giving the vaccine to children where the virus still exists.

THE PLAN TO DO SO

Organizations plan to spread the vaccine by targeted vaccination campaigns, community mobilization and stronger routine immunization efforts.

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