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Efficacy of pulse polio - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   yes
User :   i want to know about polio
Doctor :   ok
User :   how effective is pulse polio
Doctor :   very effective
Doctor :   it is because of it, we are on verge of extinction of polio virus
Doctor :   sorry incidence of cases
Doctor :   not virus
User :   then why it is going on for so many yrs
Doctor :   ya actually the immunity we are going to get with this vaccine is called herd immunity
User :   it is eradicated in poorer nations like xxxx
Doctor :   so the live attenuated virus is given by oral vaccine and the people or children less than 5 years keep shedding the inactivated virus
Doctor :   it is not of economy of the nation
Doctor :   how many people are getting the vaccinated
Doctor :   if we miss atleast one person, he sheds the virus via stool
Doctor :   and spreads to the other
User :   i heard that it is effective in nutrionally rich child
Doctor :   as the vaccine is given the person gets antibodies to the virus and if at all any non activated virus is transmitted to that person the antibodies fight against the virus
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   anything else i can help you ?
User :   is there any cther method with vaccine like good nutrion, sanitation, are we doing much.
Doctor :   see polio virus transmits by feco oral route
Doctor :   so sanitation and nutrition are important
Doctor :   it sheds through stool and spreads by mouth
User :   thankyou lets hope india will be polio free.
Doctor :   bye
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