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Polio Vaccine

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by McCoy K

(IPV Vaccine)

 

What Is Polio?

Polio is a serious illness caused by a virus. It still affects many parts of the world. It is nearly eliminated in the US. It can cause:
The polio virus can be spread by person to person contact. Anyone can develop this infection.
This disease affected thousands of children each year prior to 1950 when the polio vaccine was developed. The use of the vaccine has made polio rare in developed nations.
Most people who get the infection have no symptoms at all. But some people can develop the following:
  • Mild fever
  • Sore throat
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Meningitis
  • Paralysis
Treatment aims to manage the symptoms of the disease.
 


WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

American Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.org

Vaccine and Immunizations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov

 

References


Model insert: oral polio vaccine for children. World Health Organization website. Available at: http://www.who.int/immunization%5Fstandards/vaccine%5Fquality/insert%5Fopv%5F2002.pdf . Updated September 2002. Accessed June 5, 2013.


Polio disease in short. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/polio/in-short-both.htm#trans . Updated February 28, 2011. Accessed June 5, 2013.


Polio vaccine. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/kids/vaccines/polio-vaccine.html . Updated December 2010. Accessed June 5, 2013.


Polio vaccine: What you need to know. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-ipv.pdf . Updated November 8, 2011. Accessed June 5, 2013.


Poliomyelitis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us . Updated May 3, 2013. Accessed June 5, 2013.


10/30/2009 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us : Prymula R, Siegrist C, Chlibek R, et al. Effect of prophylactic paracetamol administration at time of vaccination on febrile reactions and antibody responses in children: two open-label, randomised controlled trials. Lancet . 2009;374(9698):1339.


11/9/2009 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Updated recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding routine poliovirus vaccination. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2009;58(30):829-830.

 

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