Breaking news. The fourth case of polio registered at the Philippines.
Almost twenty years ago, the eradication of this disease in the country was announced.
The Philippines Department of Health is taking steps to stop the epidemic.
All children should be vaccinated according to the schedule of immunization.
Poliomyelitis is an acute infectious disease caused by polio viruses of types 1,2 and 3.
It is characterized by damage to the nervous system and leads to paralysis, as well as inflammatory changes in the intestinal mucosa and nasopharynx.
According to the WHO, polio affects mainly children under the age of 5 years.
The incubation period lasts from 5 to 35 days. Symptoms depend on the form of polio.
According to statistics, most often the disease proceeds without impaired motor function.
The initial form of the disease is the form of non-paralytic polio. The following symptoms are characteristic of it:
- General malaise;
- Temperature increase up to 40 ° C;
- Decreased appetite;
- Muscle pain;
- Sore throat;
These symptoms gradually disappear within one to two weeks, however, in some cases, they can also last longer.
As a result of headache and fever, symptoms appear that indicate damage to the nervous system.
There is no cure for poliomyelitis; it can only be prevented by vaccination.