ID#: 5578
In this photograph, a young female child was displaying a deformity of her right lower extremity, which had been the result of her polio infection, caused by the poliovirus, a member of the genus, Enterovirus. After initial oropharyngeal inoculation, and multiplication, the virus enters the bloodstream, thereby, finding its way to the central nervous system, and infecting the motor neurons of the anterior horn of the spinal cord, and within the brain itself.
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Content Provider(s): CDC
Creation Date: 1995
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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