Polio also called as poliomyelitis is caused by poliovirus. It a serious infectious disease that affects the nerves of the spine and often makes a person permanently unable to move particular muscles. A common disease especially of young children. Individuals infected with the poliovirus are often asymptomatic.
Symptoms of Polio
- Mild headache
- Sore throat
Polio affects the central nervous system only infrequently with inflammation and sometimes destruction of the motor neurons in the gray matter of the spinal cord and brain stem. Central nervous system involvement results in temporary or permanent muscle weakness or flaccid paralysis of muscles especially of the limbs and typically the legs. Polio may become life-threatening when paralysis affects the muscles involved in breathing and swallowing. There are two type of medicines. One is given by injection (IPV) and the other type uses weakened poliovirus and is given by mouth (OPV).
VACCINATION CAN PERMANENTLY CURE POLIO.
World Health Organization have put its joint efforts with government across the globe to eradicate polio cases in world. Now Polio is curable. For healthy well being everyone is suggested to vaccinate their kids on time every time.