Polio Photos

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Images of People Affected by the Disease

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientist was shown implementing molecular testing, in order to test for different types of polio. The 6-assay screening can determine which samples are polio, the specific serotype of polio, and whether they are vaccine, or wild strains

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This CDC scientist is implementing molecular testing to identify different types of polio.

This child is displaying a deformity of her right lower extremity due to polio caused by the poliovirus, an enterovirus member.

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This child is displaying a deformity of her right lower extremity due to polio caused by the poliovirus.

Man on street with polio.

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Man on street with polio.

This patient sustained upper extremity paralysis due to the due to polio caused by the poliovirus, an enterovirus member.

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This patient sustained upper extremity paralysis due to the due to polio caused by the poliovirus.

3-dimensional representation of poliovirus

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A 3-dimensional representation of poliovirus.

A few examples from public health professionals
Child in Nigeria with a leg partly paralyzed from polio

Child in Nigeria with a leg partly paralyzed from polio (Photo by Stacie Dunkle, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Young girl with leg braces following poliomyelitis, Chad

Young girl with leg braces following poliomyelitis, Chad (Photo by Minal Patel, STOP volunteer)

Boys with polio

Boys with polio.

The wild poliovirus usually paralyses children under five years old.

The wild poliovirus usually paralyses children under five years old.

Boy with polio, Menagesha, at the Cheshire Home for Handicapped Children

Boy with polio at the Cheshire Home for Handicapped Children.

Courtesy of World Health Organization

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Page last reviewed: November 28, 2017