Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Polio Transmission

Facts about polio:

  • Poliovirus is spread from person to person by contact with infected secretions or stool.
  • It enters the body through the mouth.
  • Illness may occur 5 to 30 days after exposure.

Last Updated: Jul 4, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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