Do you know about Polio syndrome? It is a disease that makes history in the second half of 20th Century because many people can’t survive and die. Nearly 3,000 people die in US alone from polio epidemic in 1950.
It is a risk disease that caused by a virus . The virus will spread into nervous system which make patient paralysis in a matter of hours. The virus enters the body through the mouth and multiplies in the intestine. The virus mainly affects children under five years of age.
Polio hard to detect but there are some symptom appears in this form :-
1. Abortive polio. It appears in a mild form and most people can’t detect their disease. Some of the symptoms such as fever, diarrhea and mild upper respiratory infection.
2. Nonparalytic polio which is sensitive to light and get neck stiffness.
3. Paralytic polio that occur a severe, debilitating form.
In this form the paralytic polio is the most dangerous causes it can result in death. The virus enters the bloodsteam and attacks the nerves. There are many patient paralyst after get this phase. To prevent this disease the children ages of 2 months and 6 years must get polio vaccination. The vaccine will fight the virus and stimulates the immune system.
You must aware of the polio syndrome because the treatment isn’t sufficient. There is no cure for polio. Polio vaccine, can protects a child for life and reduce an individual’s risk of developing paralytic polio. However individuals can still contract the disease due to the failure of some individuals to respond to the vaccine.
World Health Organization (WHO) promote about awareness in the polio throughout the world. It is because some of poor countries still have polio and it can be spread over the world. It the virus infected into another country there won’t be enough vaccine. Before it eliminated more people, it is important to spread the knowledge about polio.
Source :- http://www.polioeradication.org/
The disease children whose legs are paralysed require crutches, special braces or wheelchairs in order to move around.
I hope you get the reason why you must aware the polio in your kids in such an early ages to prevent them from this disease.