Mississippi State Department of Health



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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Links referenced
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)    https://www.cdc.gov/polio/us/
county health department    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html

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