Community Health

What is Poliomyelitis?

Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. It is an infectious viral disease that affects the central nervous system and can cause temporary or permanent paralysis, most especially in the leg. Children younger than 5 years old are more likely to contract the virus than any other group.


Types of Poliomyelitis
Nonparalytic polio/Symptomatic Polio
Paralytic polio
Post-polio syndrome
Classification of Poliomyelitis