Poliomyelitis continues to be one of the crippling diseases affecting children in our country. Seventy four percent of the affected children were under the age of two years. Nearly seventy two per cent of these children were totally unprotected and another 18·4% were partially protected. In 66·6% of the children intramuscular infection served as a provocative factor. Spinal poliomyelitis constituted 72%; the rest were bulbospinal 22·5%, bulbar 3·5%, encephalitic type 2·3% and isolated facial palsy 0·5%. The importance of immunization before the age of one year is stressed.
Key wordsPoliomyelitis Spinal Bulbo spinal Immunization strategies
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