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.
- Polio Information
for Health Professionals
Information on polio for health professionals, including clinical features and epidemiology, how to report cases, vaccine information, and official recommendations.
- Polio Statistics
Incidence of polio disease in Minnesota.