Poliomyelitis

What is Poliomyelitis?

Poliomyelitis meaning A highly contagious infectious disease caused by various types of poliovirus. Spread though feces and airborne particles, the poliovirus usually causes no more than a mild illness. However, some of the more serious manifestations of the disease include meningitis, which can lead to extensive paralysis.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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