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Poliomyelitis, often called polio or infantile paralysis, is a viral paralytic disease. The causative agent, a virus called poliovirus, enters the body orally, infecting the intestinal wall. It may proceed to the blood stream and into the central nervous system causing muscle weakness and often paralysis. An ancient disease, it was first recognized as a medical entity by Jakob Heine in 1840. Eradication efforts led by the World Health Organization and The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International have reduced the number of annual diagnosed cases from the hundreds of thousands to around a thousand. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Polio virus (Wikipedia)

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Polio virus
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zh-CN Chinese (China) 脊髓灰质炎病毒
Synonyms: PV;小儿麻痹症病毒;小儿麻痹病毒;脊灰病毒
fr-CA French (Canada) Poliovirus
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Polioviirus
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Virus de la polio
it-IT Italian (Italy) Polio virus
Synonyms: Virus poliomielitico
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Polio virüsü
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Полиомиелита вирус
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Poliovirus
fr-BE French (Belgium) Poliovirus
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Wirus polio