Vaccines: VPD-VAC/Polio/In-Short - can polio reoccur in adult


How polio has returned to haunt its victims in old age | Daily Mail Online can polio reoccur in adult

Live Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more Can Polio Come Back in Old Age?

There are two types of vaccine that can prevent polio: inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) and oral polio vaccine (OPV). Only IPV has been used in the United States since 2000; however OPV is still used throughout much of the world. IPV is a shot, given in the leg or arm, depending on age. Polio vaccine may be given at the same time as other vaccines.

What is post-polio syndrome? Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that can strike polio survivors anywhere from 10 to 40 years after recovery from an initial attack of the poliomyelitis virus. PPS is characterized by a further weakening of muscles that were previously injured by polio infection.