Poliomyelitis, also known as polio, is a disease caused by the poliovirus.
Acute onset with flulike symptoms. Complications may be severe. Because of vaccination, it is not found in industrialized countries like the U.S. However, it's still common in other areas. Children are at greatest risk. Virus is spread primarily through fecal-oral contamination. 
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- "CDC Global Health - Polio - What Is Polio?". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2018. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
- "Poliomyelitis Symptoms & Causes | Boston Children's Hospital". childrenshospital.org. Retrieved August 28, 2019.