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This page contains links to eMedTV Polio Articles containing information on subjects from Information on Polio to Polio Disease. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Information on Polio
    Are you looking for information on polio? This page from the eMedTV site gives a brief overview of this condition, explaining what it is and whether it can be prevented. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • OPV
    Oral polio vaccine (OPV) uses live but weakened poliovirus to prevent polio. This selection from the eMedTV archives offers an in-depth look at the vaccine, including information on its history, safety, effectiveness, and alternatives.
  • Oral Polio Vaccine
    Oral polio vaccine, which contains live but weakened poliovirus, helped rid the United States of polio. As this eMedTV page explains, however, its use in the United States has been discontinued. This page includes statistics on the vaccine's effect.
  • Polio
    Polio is a contagious illness that used to be very common in the United States. This selection from the eMedTV Web site provides an overview of polio, including its transmission, treatment, prevention, and history.
  • Polio Disease
    An infectious disease caused by a virus, polio can spread easily from person to person. Fortunately, as this eMedTV segment explains, polio is now a rare disease. This article explains why and takes a quick look at other topics on this condition.
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