Factsheet: What is Polio? (English, Spanish)

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Factsheet: What is Polio? (English, Spanish)

Date posted: September 20, 2022
Last reviewed: September 20, 2022

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Factsheet provides an overview of poliovirus and poliomyelitis, or polio, the paralytic disease caused by the virus. Information about symptoms, transmission, and prevention is provided. The two available vaccines are described. The resource is available in English here: English | What is Polio? | CDC and in Spanish here: Spanish | ¿Qué es la poliomielitis? | CDC.