Poliomyelitis, commonly shortened to polio, is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus. Approximately 75% of cases are asymptomatic; mild symptoms which can occur include sore throat and fever;... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Neurology, infectious disease
  • Symptoms:  Fever, sore throat
  • Causes:  Poliovirus spread by fecal–oral route
  • Risk factors:  Poor hygiene
  • Diagnostic method:  Finding the virus in the feces or antibodies in the blood
  • Prevention:  Polio vaccine
  • Treatment:  No treatment other than supportive care
  • Frequency:  30 (wild) + 856 (vaccine-derived) in 2022
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo