Polio - What are the symptoms?

Symptoms are not always obvious in those who get infected. If symptoms do occur, they usually develop 3-21 days after catching the virus2. Symptoms can include: 2

  • headache
  • general aches and pains in the arms and legs
  • stiffness of the neck and back

One of the most severe complications of polio infection is permanent paralysis.1,2


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