How polio happens?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 18, 2011
Comment

Subscribe for daily wellness inspiration

Like onlymyhealth on Facebook!

Polio or poliomyelitis is caused by poliovirus which makes polio a highly infectious disease. Polio directly invades the nervous system and cause total paralysis within a couple of hours. Once a person is exposed to polio, symptoms can surface within three to five days.

 

Poliovirus usually evades the immune system by firstly surviving the acidic conditions of the gastrointestinal tract and allowing the virus to infect the host by quickly spreading throughout the body. Secondly, it multiplies in an overwhelming ration and catches the immune system in an off guard situation where immune system is unable to fight back.

 

Write Comment Read ReviewDisclaimer Feedback
Is it Helpful Article?YES2 Votes 11255 Views 0 Comment