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The incubation period of poliovirus is _________.


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Poliovirus:

  1. Poliomyelitis, sometimes known as polio, is a fatal and crippling condition brought on by the poliovirus.
  2. The virus can enter the spinal cord of an infected person and cause paralysis (the inability to move certain bodily parts).
  3. There is no treatment for polio, but there are secure and reliable immunizations that can stop it.
  4. Polio is a viral illness that can harm the spinal cord, paralyzing the affected muscles.
  5. The polio virus normally spreads from hands that have come into contact with an infected person's feces to the mouth, where it then enters the body.
  6. The poliovirus (WPV) comes in three different types: type 1, type 2, and type 3.

Incubation period:

  1. The number of days between becoming infected with something and possibly displaying symptoms is known as the incubation period.
  2. This figure is used by medical professionals and government officials to determine how long individuals must avoid contact with others during an outbreak.
  3. Between 3 and 21 days following infection, polio symptoms typically start to manifest.


Final answer: The incubation period of poliovirus is 1-2 weeks and 7-14 days.


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