What's polio?

I got a leaflet from school today saying that I will have a shot preventing polio. What is it and what does it do?

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  • Bob
    Lv 7
    4 years ago
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    Polio is a very serious and dangerous infectious disease. If you get polio then it can paralyse the chest muscles, meaning that you can't breathe without assistance, or it can weaken and paralyse the leg muscles. Prior to the development of the vaccine in the 1950s, there were outbreaks in many places during the summer, and many unfortunates either died or were paralysed. Those who didn't die sometimes recovered function in their legs, only for symptoms to reappear some 30 years or so later.

    It is a horrible disease and something that you definitely don't want to catch.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poliomyelitis

  • 4 years ago

    Polio is a disease that is now eradicated thanks to clean water, plumbing, and nutrition. The vaccine industry tries to take credit for the decrease in the death rate, but the death rate declined before the polio vaccine was even introduced. Only a small number of people actually got polio, and an even smaller number got paralysis. The vaccine industry exaggerates to try to sell more vaccines.

    Dr. Sherri Tenpenny MD has some videos on You Tube that provide CORRECT information on polio. There's a lot of controversy surrounding vaccines because the medical industry pretends that vaccines don't cause any harm and that vaccines eradicated disease. Vaccines are full of toxic chemicals that damage your body and brain. Please do your own research and decide for yourself.

    If vaccines were so great, we wouldn't have a global anti-vaccination movement going on now, would we.

  • 4 years ago

    Polio can cause paralysis and weakness of the muscles. In rare cases, it even weakens the muscles of the chest, making breathing difficult.

    There is no polio in the US anymore due to vaccinations.

  • 4 years ago

    Google it, there's not enough room here to explain it all. To make it simple it's a disease that you don't want to get and you should get the vaccine.

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  • Gert
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    Polio is a viral disease which may affect the spinal cord causing muscle weakness and paralysis. The polio virus enters the body through the mouth, usually from hands contaminated with the stool of an infected person.

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