Polio mellitus, is caused by this? How do you get polio?? How does it live, who gets it?
Picornaviruses are the smallest human viruses. Nonenveloped RNA Viruses
Poliovirus, cause of polio; virus can spread through close contact, contaminated food, water; occasionally leads to paralysis caused by infection and destruction of spinal neurons; bulbar type requires life support; disease controlled through vaccination with inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) and oral polio vaccine (OPV).Caused by the picornavirus infected through food, water, hands, objects contaminated with feces and mechanical vectors. It is a naked capsid that is resistant to acid, bile and detergents- has receptors in or pharynx and intestines. Mostly effects children.