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Polio

 
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Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious viral disease of the brain and spinal cord that can cause disability or death. There is no cure, and prevention depends on vaccination. Polio was eradicated in the U.S. in 1979, but can be a risk to travelers.

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Last reviewed on Feb 24, 2014
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