This viral infection of the brain is caused by enterovirus and damages the anterior horn cell of the brain and the spinal cord, which results in handicap. There is sudden fever accompanied by paralysis. Fortunately, rigorous vaccination drives have nearly eradicated this disease from the face of the earth. The treatment is basically supportive and there is no specific treatment available. Avoiding intramuscular injections to small children during fever can prevent many polio cases.
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