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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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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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Ipol Suspension for injection - myDr.com.au

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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Immunisation for your child

Answers to common questions about child immunisation and vaccinations, recommended diseases to be immunised against, plus links to trusted resources.

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Infanrix IPV (preservative free) Suspension for injection - myDr.com.au

Infanrix IPV (preservative free) Suspension for injection - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Travel vaccinations - myDr.com.au

Travel immunisations are important in pre-trip planning to certain countries. Vaccinations that travellers may need include tetanus and diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid vaccinations.

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