Polio is a severe viral disease characterised by headache, fever, sore throat, and stiffness. It can lead to paralysis. The disease has become rare since the introduction of the polio vaccine.
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Viral infection of the central nervous system affecting nerves that activate muscles. The disease used to be known as infantile paralysis since children were most often affected. Two kinds of...
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(Polio Vaccine) Infectious disease. You should not have a vaccination against polio if you are having chemotherapy as the vaccine is live.
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A disorder of the nerves supplying skeletal muscles, secondary to infection with the polio virus. In the lower limb this manifests as a maller limb with joint contractures and a high arched (cavus) foot
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Polio: Abbreviation for poliomyelitis, an acute and sometimes devastating disease caused by a virus. Man is the only natural host for polio virus. The virus enters the mouth and multiplies in lymphoid tissues in the throat and intestine. Small numbers of virus enter the blood and go to other sites w...
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<virology> An epidemic viral infection which attacks the motor neurons of the anterior horns in the brainstem and spinal cord. ... Vaccination against this disease is recommended. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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acute viral infectious disease of the nervous system that usually begins with general symptoms such as fever, headache, nausea, fatigue, and muscle ... [29 related articles]
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A highly contagions viral disease that damages the spinal cord and can cause muscle paralysis. Although there are usually no symptoms present, symptoms of the infection may include headache, fever, sore throat and muscle stiffness. With no cure, polio was one of the most feared childhood diseases of...
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