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Definitions for POLIO
ˈpoʊ liˌoʊpo·lio

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poliomyelitis, polio, infantile paralysis, acute anterior poliomyelitisnoun

    an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord

Wiktionary

  1. polionoun

    Abbreviation of poliomyelitis

Wikipedia

  1. Polio

    Poliomyelitis, commonly shortened to polio, is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus. In about 0.5 percent of cases, it moves from the gut to affect the central nervous system and there is muscle weakness resulting in a flaccid paralysis. This can occur over a few hours to a few days. The weakness most often involves the legs, but may less commonly involve the muscles of the head, neck and diaphragm. Many people fully recover. In those with muscle weakness, about 2 to 5 percent of children and 15 to 30 percent of adults die. For all those infected, in up to 70 percent of infections there are no symptoms. Another 25 percent of people have minor symptoms such as fever and a sore throat, and up to 5 percent have headache, neck stiffness and pains in the arms and legs. These people are usually back to normal within one or two weeks. Years after recovery, post-polio syndrome may occur, with a slow development of muscle weakness similar to that which the person had during the initial infection.Poliovirus is usually spread from person to person through infected fecal matter entering the mouth. It may also be spread by food or water containing human feces and less commonly from infected saliva. Those who are infected may spread the disease for up to six weeks even if no symptoms are present. The disease may be diagnosed by finding the virus in the feces or detecting antibodies against it in the blood. The disease occurs naturally only in humans.The disease is preventable with the polio vaccine; however, multiple doses are required for it to be effective. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends polio vaccination boosters for travelers and those who live in countries where the disease is occurring. Once infected there is no specific treatment. In 2018, there were 33 cases of wild polio and 104 cases of vaccine-derived polio. This is down from 350,000 wild cases in 1988. In 2018, the wild disease was spread between people only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In 2019 there were 175 cases of wild polio and 364 cases of vaccine-derived polio.Poliomyelitis has existed for thousands of years, with depictions of the disease in ancient art. The disease was first recognized as a distinct condition by the English physician Michael Underwood in 1789 and the virus that causes it was first identified in 1908 by the Austrian immunologist Karl Landsteiner. Major outbreaks started to occur in the late 19th century in Europe and the United States. In the 20th century it became one of the most worrying childhood diseases in these areas. The first polio vaccine was developed in the 1950s by Jonas Salk. Soon after, Albert Sabin developed an oral vaccine, which has become the world standard.

ChatGPT

  1. polio

    Polio, also known as poliomyelitis, is a highly infectious viral disease that primarily affects young children. It is caused by the poliovirus and can lead to severe symptoms such as paralysis, difficulty breathing, and in some cases, death. The virus is transmitted person-to-person, mainly through the fecal-oral route or through contaminated food and water. It can multiply in the intestine, from where it can invade the nervous system. While there is no cure for polio, it can be prevented through immunization.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. POLIO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Polio is ranked #36788 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Polio surname appeared 607 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Polio.

    79% or 480 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    20.1% or 122 total occurrences were White.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of POLIO in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of POLIO in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of POLIO in a Sentence

  1. Hamid Jafari:

    We need at least three years of no wild polio virus circulation and good surveillance for the Global Commission (for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication) to certify eradication of wild polio virus, we haven’t seen type 3 wildtype in over three years. Hopefully very soon we will stop seeing wildtype type 1.

  2. Lori Tremmel Freeman:

    They'll require these individuals to attest that they have received at least one dose of measles, polio and Covid vaccinations prior to coming into the country. If they have not, they must receive the vaccination abroad from the country that they are in.

  3. Barack Obama:

    I want the country that eliminated polio and mapped the human genome to lead a new era of medicine - one that delivers the right treatment at the right time, tonight, I'm launching a new precision medicine initiative to bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes - and to give all of us access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and our families healthier.

  4. Jay Wenger:

    We don't think we can declare victory, but we've never gone anywhere near this long without any wild polio virus being found in Nigeria or in Africa as a whole.

  5. Juan Silva Suazo:

    So many years of sacrifice, it has cost me so much to make my house and now that I´m retired, I have no way of making it back, i have polio, I cannot stand for a long time, or sit for a long time either as I have osteoporosis in my hips, knees and feet. We are sleeping in a bathroom right now, it´s terrible.

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