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Poliomyelitis

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Poliomyelitis (polio)

Poliomyelitis (or polio) is an infection caused by polioviruses.

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Polio in Australia

Polio (poliomyelitis) is a highly contagious viral infection caused by the poliovirus.

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Polio virus infection (poliomyelitis) information | myVMC

Polio is a vaccine-preventable virus which causes paralysis or meningitis, usually in children. Poliovirus infection can cause physical disability.

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Poliomyelitis fact sheet - Fact sheets

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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Polio (poliomyelitis) | Australian Government Department of Health

Polio is a viral disease that can cause paralysis and death. Anyone can get polio if they are not vaccinated and travel to a part of the world where polio still exists. Vaccination is the best protection against polio.

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Polio and post-polio syndrome - Better Health Channel

Polio is a serious disease that can cause life-threatening paralysis and possibly death.

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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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Polio in Australia | Raising Children Network

Polio is a serious viral infection. Severe polio can cause permanent paralysis. Although Australia is polio free, you still need to immunise your child.

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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 invery few partsof the worldbecause children every where elsehave been immunised against polio

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Poliovirus infection - including symptoms, treatment and prevention :: SA Health

Poliomyelitis or polio is an infection caused by the polio virus. It is a serious disease affecting a person’s brain and spinal cord. Infection with the poliovirus can lead to a life-threatening muscular paralysis of the body.

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