Polio

Poliomyelitis, commonly shortened to polio, is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus. Approximately 70% of cases are asymptomatic, mild symptoms which can occur include sore throat and fever;... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Neurology, infectious disease
  • Symptoms:  Muscle weakness resulting in an inability to move
  • Usual onset:  3–6 days
  • Causes:  Poliovirus spread by fecal–oral route
  • Diagnostic method:  Finding the virus in the feces or antibodies in the blood
  • Prevention:  Polio vaccine
  • Treatment:  Supportive care
  • Frequency:  136 people (2018)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo