Alongside the discovery of new diseases, medicine is making great advancement to find cures for these diseases. Ailments that could’ve killed us decades ago now have an effective treatment but not everything. There are still a number of diseases whose cure is still not found. Their cure still remains a mystery to medical professionals and people are still suffering from these incurables diseases.
Poliomyelitis is an acute viral infection that affects the nervous system. Children below the age of five are the ones affected by it thus it is also commonly known as infantile paralysis. The poliovirus generally spreads through contaminated food, water and fecal matter of the infected person. Symptoms start with a headache, fatigue, fever, nausea, and muscle pains and spasms. There is non-paralytic polio with mild flu-like symptoms. In more serious cases, serious paralysis occurs in limb muscles, throat, and chest. It can cause lifelong paralysis or even death. What’s worse is that sometimes adult and children are not aware they have the disease and unknowingly spread it to others causing an outbreak.
Polio has been around since a thousand years ago but no still no cure is available for those infected. Thankfully in the modern world vaccines are available and it is one of the most important vaccines given to children.