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Posted on Apr 19, 2022

What are the symptoms of Polio and its types ?

Polio is a contagious viral illness that in its most severe form causes nerve injury case  leading to paralysis which can lead to difficulty in breathing and sometimes death.

Symptoms of Polio:-

Polio  is the  most severe forms can cause paralysis and death also . However,several  people with polio do not show  any symptoms or become noticeably sick. When symptoms comes  they differ depending on the type of polio.Symptomatic polio can be broken down further into a mild form called non-paralytic and  abortive polio  and a severe form known  paralytic polio that occurs in around 1 percent of cases.Several people  with non-paralytic polio make a full recovery. Unfortunately, those with paralytic polio develop permanent paralysis.

Type of Polio is given below:-

Non-paralytic Polio- Few  people who develop symptoms from the polio virus contract a divided  of polio that doesn’t lead to paralysis (abortive polio). It is  usually causes the same mild flu-like signs and symptoms typical of other viral illnesses.

Signs and symptoms of Polio:-

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in arms or legs
  • Muscle weakness

Paralytic Polio– Paralytic polio affects only a small quantity  percentage of those invaded by the polio virus.

Symptoms of paralytic polio often beginning in a same way  to non-paralytic polio, but later progress to more serious symptoms such as:

  • A loss of muscle reflexes
  • Severe muscle pain and spasms
  • Loose or floppy limbs that are often worse on one side of the body