Poliomylitis

Poliomylitis
Pathogen : Polio Virus
Mode of transmissions : Virus enters inside the body through food or water.
Incubation period : 7-14 days
Symptoms
(i)
The virus multiplies in intestinal cells and then reaches the brain through blood.
(ii) It damages brain and nerves and causes infantile paralysis.
(iii) Stiffness of neck, fever, loss of head support.
Prevention and Cure
Polio vaccine drop (oral polio vaccine, OPV) are given to children at certain
intervals.
Pulse polio programme is organised in our country to give polio vaccine to
children.

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