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Polio Transmission - Polio Vaccine Precautions
This page contains links to eMedTV Polio Articles containing information on subjects from Polio Transmission to Polio Vaccine Precautions. 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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- Polio Transmission
Polio transmission most often occurs through contact with stool from an infected person. As this part of the eMedTV site explains, transmission also occurs through contact with respiratory droplets. This page discusses polio transmission in detail.
- Polio Treatment
As this eMedTV article explains, polio cannot be cured, but the symptoms can be treated while the body fights the poliovirus. This page takes a closer look at the treatment options for polio, including the options for long-term treatment.
- Polio Vaccination
Vaccinations for polio come in two forms, inactive and oral, but both are effective at preventing disease. This eMedTV segment discusses the types, history, and administration of this vaccination, including a recommended schedule for children.
- Polio Vaccinations
In the United States, oral polio vaccine is no longer available. This eMedTV page offers more information on polio vaccinations, with details on how they are given, effectiveness, and more. A link to more details is also included.
- Polio Vaccine
Polio prevention is available through either an inactive or oral polio vaccine. This eMedTV page explains the differences between the two types and describes a typical vaccination schedule for children. A brief history of the disease is also included.
- Polio Vaccine Precautions
Some people, such as those who are allergic to certain antibiotics, should avoid the polio vaccine. As this eMedTV page explains, other people (such as those who are very ill) should simply wait. This page describes polio vaccine precautions.