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.

Updated Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 12:20PM