How it is caused
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Introduction to polio
Poliomyelitis , often
called polio or infantile
paralysis, is an acute, viral
infectious disease spread from
person to person, primarily via the
fecal oral route. The term derives
from the Ancient Greek
How Polio is caused?
Polio is caused by infection with the
poliovirus. This virus is highly contagious,
and is passed on through food and water
contaminated because of infected people. It
can take 4 to 21 days before symptoms
appear and an infected person can pass the
virus on to other people even before
Symptoms of polio
When a person develops paralytic
polio, the symptoms are more
serious. As the virus spreads
through the nerves it destroys
nerves that control muscles. The
infection may be fatal if the brain
and respiratory organs become
How can polio be treated?
Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal
infectious disease. There is no cure, but
there are safe and effective vaccines. The
strategy to eradicate polio is therefore
based on preventing infection by
immunizing every child until transmission
stops and the world is polio-free.
Prevention of Polio
The best way to protect polio is to
get polio drops.
If you are not vaccinated you need
not to go to slum areas.
Drink water which is properly