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Polio is a serious problem in Nigeria.
It is one of the most affected countries in the world.
Nigerians are trying to eradicate Polio and they are coming up with solutions like vaccine to prevent it.
What is Polio?
Its an infectious disease that affects the central nervous system and can cause permanent or temporal paralysis. There is no cure but there is a vaccine to prevent it.
Polio in Nigeria
Nigeria is trying to eradicate polio by health organizations giving vaccinations to the babies and children so they can eliminate polio. The problem is some families don´t want their babies to have the vaccines because of their religion or they feel it is wrong.
The polio don't have solution, but it has two vaccines to prevent it (IPV) (OPV). IPV is given as an injection in the leg or arm, depending on the patient's age. Most people get polio vaccine when they are children. These vaccines have been used since 2000, but was used before in different countries in the world/
Polio in Nigeria is disappearing rapidly. The vaccines have been decreasing polio with the help of many health organizations. We encourage people to help children get the vaccines. With no cure for polio it is crucial for children to get the vaccine to be guaranteed a life free of polio.
there is a vaccine that protect and control's the poliomyelitis.
Vaccines to Prevent Polio
IPV: Inactivated Polio vaccine (used in the U.S. since 2000)
OPV: Oral Polio vaccine (commonly used outside the U.S.)