Polio: the green book, chapter 26

Information for public health professionals on polio immunisation including updates.


Polio: the green book, chapter 26

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Poliomyelitis is an acute illness that follows invasion through the gastro intestinal tract by one of the three serotypes of polio virus (serotypes 1, 2 and 3). The virus replicates in the gut and has a high affinity for nervous tissue.

Published 18 January 2013
Last updated 19 April 2013 + show all updates
  1. Updated the Body text to include a link to National Archives (chapter update patches) and NHS Choices.

  2. First published.