What is Poliomyelitis?
It is a highly contagious viral infection that attacks the spinal cord and causes muscle atrophy and paralysis..
SYMPTOMS OF POLIOMYELITIS
- Near to 70% of infections are usually asymptomatic
- Symptoms similar to a flu syndrome such as:
- Neuroinvasive disease
WHAT CAUSES POLIOMYELITIS?
Un virus polio virus, that can live in the feces of infected people for weeks.
The human is the only natural host. Person-to-person transmission occurs via the fecal oral route and less commonly by respiratory secretions..
Incubation period of 3 a 6 days for nonparalytic polio and 7 a 21 days to appear paralysis.
WHAT ARE THE FACTORS THAT CAN FAVOR TO GET POLIOMIETLIS?
Absence of vaccination
Living or traveling to endemic or high-risk areas
Poor hygiene conditions
HOW CAN I PREVENT POLYOMITHLITIS?
The most important thing is vaccination. Remember that the vaccine is safe and effective against the disease.
Most of those vaccinated do not have side effects when administering the vaccine., sometimes it can cause pain and redness in the area of the vaccine.
Dr. Pablo Matute