Polio (full name: poliomyelitis)
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria
7 – 21 days
Signs and Symptoms
72% of infected people do not have any visible symptoms but can pass the virus to others.
Symptoms in the first 2 – 5 days:
These symptoms usually last 2 to 5 days then disappear. Some people develop more serious symptoms:
Lab testing of samples of throat, and feces, or cerebrospinal fluid
Prevention: What Can You Do?
Ensure you and your loved ones get the vaccine because it is the best way to protect yourself from the disease and stop the spread between people
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