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CDC Poliovirus Laboratory
Effects of Paralytic Poliomyelitis
A few examples from public health professionals and from the Immunization Action Coalition
A child in Nigeria with a leg partly paralyzed from polio (Photo by Stacie Dunkle, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
A young girl in Chad with leg braces following poliomyelitis, (Photo by Minal Patel, STOP volunteer)
Boys with leg deformities following polio.
Courtesy of World Health Organization
The wild poliovirus usually paralyzes children under 5 years old.
- CDC Polio Lab Video 2019: CDC Scientists engaged in various tests and procedures related to polio.