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Polio - Minnesota Dept. of Health


Polio is caused by a virus that lives in the throat and intestinal tract. It is spread through contact with the bowel movements of an infected person (for instance, by changing diapers). The polio vaccine is the best protection against the disease.

  • Polio Basics
    General information about polio, including symptoms, complications, vaccines, tests, and treatment.

  • Polio Information for Health Professionals
    Information on polio for health professionals, including clinical features and epidemiology, how to report cases, vaccine information, and official recommendations.

  • Polio Statistics
    Incidence of polio disease in Minnesota.
Updated Monday, 03-Oct-2022 15:42:14 CDT