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History of Polio - Info About Post-Polio Syndrome

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  • History of Polio
    Polio goes back to records from antiquity; they mentioned diseases compatible with polio. As this eMedTV segment explains, the history of polio changed following the licensing of a polio vaccine in 1955. This page describes this condition's history.
  • How Do You Diagnose Polio?
    How do you diagnose polio? As this eMedTV article explains, in order to diagnose polio, the doctor will ask the patient several questions and perform a physical exam. This article takes an in-depth look at the process of diagnosing polio.
  • How Do You Get Polio?
    How do you get polio? As this eMedTV article explains, polio can be transmitted in many ways, including sharing food with an infected person or drinking fluids that are contaminated with poliovirus. This page describes polio transmission in detail.
  • How Is Polio Spread?
    How is polio spread? In most cases, polio is spread through contact with stool from an infected person. As this eMedTV Web page explains, this can include eating food that has been contaminated with poliovirus. This page discusses polio transmission.
  • Inactivated Polio Vaccine
    Inactive polio vaccine is a type of medicine (given as a shot in the arm or leg) that prevents polio. As this eMedTV article explains, it is called inactive because it contains no live poliovirus. This Web page offers an overview of this vaccination.
  • Info About Post-Polio Syndrome
    An estimated 25 to 50 percent of polio survivors in the United States go on to develop post-polio syndrome. This eMedTV selection has more info about this topic, including some of the common symptoms of post-polio syndrome.
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