Polio Awareness week

Polio is a viral infection that can cause paralysis and death in its most severe forms. It can spread easily from person to person.
The World Health Organization (WHO) aim to eradicate polio completely and, if this happens, it will be only the third disease to have been eradicated in this way, after smallpox and rinderpest.
The medical news website ( https://www.medicalnewstoday) share the following signs and symptoms of polio.

Signs and symptoms include:
-Muscle and joint pain and
-Weakness that slowly progresses muscle atrophy or shrink age exhaustion for no reason
-Swallowing and breathing difficulties-Suffering in colder temperatures
-Sleep-related problems, concentration and memory difficulties, mood swings and depression

A doctor who suspects polio will perform laboratory tests that check for polio virus by examining throat secretions, stool samples, or cerebra spinal fluid.
Dr Eric Khumalo says polio can be prevented.
“Polio is prevented the national extended immunization programme where children are given three doses of the polio prevention drops before they reach the age of five,” he concludes.

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