Monday, February 4, 2013


  • caused by virus
  • mainly affects child below age of 5 yrs
  • virus enters through mouth
  • there is no cure for polio
  • only prevention
  • vaccines
    1. OPV oral polio vaccine
    2. IPV inactivated polio vaccine <injection>
  • polio endemic countries
    • Pakistan
    • Afganistan
    • Nigeria
  • India got off the list in 2012, but India will be declared Polio free if there is no more cases for another year.

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