ch. 15 Poliomyelitis

Posted: May 6, 2012 in Traumatology
Poliomyelitis ; Polio; Infantile paralysis; Post-polio syndrome : Poliomyelitis is a viral disease that can affect nerves and can lead to partial or full paralysis.
The virus enters through the mouth and nose, multiplies in the throat and intestinal tract, and then is absorbed and spread through the blood and  lymph nodes. The time from being infected with the virus to developing symptoms of disease (incubation) ranges from 5 – 35 days (average 7 – 14 days).
Etiology :
  1. Direct person-to-person contact
  2. Contact with infected mucus or phlegm from the nose or mouth
  3. Contact with infected feces


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