Polio Articles A-Z
Polio History - Polio Symptoms
This page contains links to eMedTV Polio Articles containing information on subjects from Polio History to Polio Symptoms. 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.
Descriptions of Articles
- Polio History
As this eMedTV segment explains, the history of polio stretches from antiquity to the present day. This article takes an in-depth look at the history of this disease, including how the inactivated polio vaccine changed the course of the disease.
- Polio Incubation Period
The time between polio transmission and the start of polio symptoms is called the polio incubation period. This eMedTV segment explains that this period can be as short as 4 days or as long as 35. This page discusses the incubation period in detail.
- Polio Information
This article from the eMedTV library features some basic information on polio, an infectious disease that is caused by a virus. Topics covered in this resource include how it is spread, treatment options, and more.
- Polio Prevention
Polio prevention is available through the polio vaccine. This selection from the eMedTV archives talks about the significance of the polio vaccine and discusses other methods of polio prevention, such as avoiding infected people.
- Polio Symptoms
Fever, muscle aches, and abdominal pain are a few of the possible symptoms of polio. This eMedTV segment provides more information about potential symptoms and explains that most people who are infected with the poliovirus have no symptoms.