What does polio mean?

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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

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  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.

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  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. Sue Desmond-Hellmann:

    The hope for an outcome that stops polio and strengthens the healthcare infrastructure is becoming real.

  2. 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.

  3. Hedayatullah Stanekzai:

    We are deeply concerned about the Taliban's ban on WHO and ICRC's activities, if the ban is not lifted soon the polio virus will spread out to the areas which were cleaned in past 18 years.

  4. Raul Andino:

    If I get this inactivated polio vaccine and somehow I get infected, I would not know that I got infected because I am completely protected, but I will act as a vector, transmitting this virus almost at the same rate as if I had no vaccination, it's very effective to prevent disease, but it's not effective to prevent spread from people to people.

  5. Mohammed Nasim:

    He was a polio victim and he was under treatment in the hospital since he was 2 years old, he was always coming to the hospital and had visited the day before as well.

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