A minor form of infection with poliovirus that accounts for 80 to 90 percent of clinically apparent cases of polio in the US, chiefly in young children. The usual symptoms’slight fever, malaise, headache, sore throat, and vomiting’emerge 3 to 5 days after exposure to the virus. Full recovery occurs in 24 to 72 hours. Abortive polio does not involve the nervous system or cause permanent disabilities of any kind.
An acute and sometimes devastating viral disease. Man is the only natural host for poliovirus. The virus enters the mouth and multiplies in lymphoid tissues in the pharynx and intestine. Small numbers of virus enter the blood and go to other sites where the virus multiplies more extensively. Another round of viremia (virus in the […]
A member of the enterovirus subgroup, family Picornaviridae. Enteroviruses are transient inhabitants of the gastrointestinal tract. Picornaviruses are small viruses with an RNA genome. There are three strains of poliovirus. They are called P1 or the Brunhilde virus, P2 or the Lansing virus, and P3 or the Leon virus). Immunity to one strain of poliovirus […]
- Polish disease
Syphilis. Depending upon someone’s thoughts as to where the disease came from, syphilis was also known as the French, Italian, Spanish and German disease.
- Polle syndrome
The Munchhausen syndrome by proxy. Polle was the fictional Baron Munchausen’s only child and died at a year of age.
Small, light, dry protein particles from trees, grasses, flowers, and weeds that may be spread by the wind. Pollen particles are usually the male sex cells of a plant, and they are smaller than the tip of a pin. Pollen is a potent stimulator of allergic responses. It lodges in the mucous membranes that line […]