Treatments

Polio is a disease that has been eradicated in Belgium, yet it is still rife in other parts of the world. For as long as the polio virus is in circulation, unvaccinated children, from any country of origin, will run a risk of contracting polio. There is no treatment against polio, vaccination is the only means of prevention.

Relieving the symptoms

There is no treatment against polio, it can only be prevented through vaccination which is therefore essential.

The treatment for people suffering from polio is only intended to alleviate the symptoms.

Sciensano centralises and analyses data related to Acute Flaccid Paralysis and enteroviruses. 
 

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