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Vaccine-Associated Paralytic Poliomyelitis - What Is Polio?

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  • Vaccine-Associated Paralytic Poliomyelitis
    As this eMedTV page explains, vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis is a rare adverse reaction following vaccination with the live oral polio vaccine. This page describes this condition and explains how the paralysis it causes may be permanent.
  • Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus
    As this eMedTV article explains, vaccine-derived poliovirus (a rare strain of poliovirus that has been found in the live oral vaccine) can cause polio in unvaccinated people. This page offers a look at the occurrence and transmission of this virus.
  • What Are the Symptoms of Polio?
    Common signs and symptoms of polio include fever, muscle aches, nausea, and even paralysis. This eMedTV resource answers the question, "What are the symptoms of polio?" and offers a detailed list of common and uncommon polio symptoms.
  • What Causes Polio?
    What causes polio? This eMedTV page explains that polio is caused by an infection with the poliovirus, a highly contagious virus that only affects humans. This article provides a description of poliovirus and explains how it is transmitted.
  • What Is Polio?
    Polio is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus. As this eMedTV segment explains, it caused severe illness in thousands of people each year before a vaccine was introduced in 1955. This page also describes transmission, symptoms, and more.
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