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Poliomyelitis

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Poliomyelitis

Polio is a highly infectious viral disease that can cause paralysis and death. Immunisation has dramatically reduced the incidence of polio but it still exists in some developing countries.

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Poliomyelitis (polio)

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Poliovirus infection (Poliomyelitis, Infantile paralysis) | myVMC

A Poliovirus infection affects the nervous system, in particular the anterior horn cells of the spinal cord and cranial nerve motor neurones

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Polio: what you need to know - myDr.com.au

Polio is an infectious disease that can cause permanent muscle weakness, paralysis, and in severe cases, can be life-threatening.

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Immunise - National Immunisation Program Schedule (From November 2016)

The National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule is a series of immunisations given at specific times throughout your life. The immunisations range from birth through to adulthood. If you stay on track with your immunisation schedule, the vaccines are free under the NIP.

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Ipol Suspension for injection - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Kids' Health - Topics - Polio

Polio is a disease that used to cause problems all over the world, but now it only happens insmall parts of3 countries because children every where elsehave been immunised against polio.

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Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Vaccination against a range of bacterial and viral diseases is an integral part of communicable disease control world-wide. Vaccination against a specific disease not only reduces the incidence of that disease, it reduces the social and economic burden of the disease on communities. Very high immunisation coverage can lead to complete blocking of transmission for many vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs). The world-wide eradication of smallpox and the near eradication of polio from many countries provide excellent examples of the role of immunisation in disease control.

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Enterovirus in children

Enteroviruses cause a range of illnesses which are usually mild. You can help prevent the different types of enterovirus infection by practising good hygiene. Learn more about the signs and symptoms here.

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