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Other Names-polio disease-infantile paralysis-poliovirus

POLIOby Sofija Garcevic

When In Body- travels to back of throat, nose, or intestines- multiplies-spreads to other parts of the body

Transmition -contact with infected person(stool or respriratory secretion or saliva)

-Nonparalytic Polio-Paralytic Polio-Past Polio Syndrome

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-P1Wc83mY8

Treatment-no cure-polio vaccines can protect children for life-heat+physical therapy stimulates muscles- antispasmodic drugs relax muscles

Polio - an infectious viral disease that can cause paralysis and affects the nervous system

Prevention-get immunization -eat healthy-drink healthy-practive hygiene-avoid infected people

affects people of all ages especially children under 5 years old

95% of the people get very few symptoms


number of cases decreases by 99% since 1988

transmition has never stopped in Afghanistan, Nigeria or Pakistan

can be completly eradicated

cost of vaccination in the U.S. is only $0.11

scientific name: poliomyelitis

bibliography: polio.emedtv.com/ www.mayoclinic.org/ an encyclopedia

Humans have always used our intelligence and creativity to improve our existence. After all, we invented the wheel, discovered how to make fire, invented the printing press and found a vaccine for polio.


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