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Polio, Symptoms, Precautions, Prevention and Allergic Reaction

Polio is also called poliomyelitis and infantile paralysis. It is an extremely transmissible viral infection that results to paralysis, breathing problems and even death.

It occurs with or without symptoms.

95% of polio cases don’t present symptoms, only 4 and 8% shows symptoms.

It is caused by the poliovirus.

The only countries with polio cases in the world are Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Pregnant women are vulnerable to polio. People with polio history develop post-polio syndrome.

Symptoms

Non-paralytic symptoms
• Back and neck pain
• Headache
• Back and neck pain
• Fatigue
• Vomiting
• Sore throat
• Stiffness in the leg and arms
• Fever
• Muscle tenderness and spasm
• Meningitis

Paralytic Symptoms
• Loose that worsen at one side of the body
• Severe muscle pain and spasms
• Loss of muscle reflexes

Post- Paralytic Symptoms
• Fatigue
• Breathing
• Swallowing problems
• Atrophy
• Joint weakness and pain
• Sleep-related breathing disorders
• Decreased tolerance of cold temperatures

Precautionary Measures
• Vaccinate your ward before taking them places with polio cases.
• See your doctor if the child hasn’t completed the vaccine series
• If the child has allergic reaction to the polio vaccine
• Presence of redness in the child and even soreness at the vaccine injection site should be a concern.
• If there’s been an history of steady weakness and fatigue.
Run to the doctor. Children

Prevention
The most effective prevention measure is vaccination. The vaccination is received in four doses of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) at ages:
• Two months
• Four months
• Between 6 and 18 months
• Between ages 4 and 6 when children are just entering school

This IPV is good for weakened immune system. The side effects are pain and redness at the injection site. there is also OPV (oral polio vaccine)

Also,
• Washing hands frequently
• Be sure of your booster doses of the vaccine
• Use hand sanitizers if there’s no water
• Stay far from sick people
• Cover your mouth when you sneeze and even cough
• Don’t take food or beverages that has been contaminated by a person with polio

Allergic reaction to the IPV vaccination
• Difficulty breathing
• Weakness
• Hoarseness or wheezing
• Rapid heart rate
• Hives
• Dizziness

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