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Direct touch does not spread the polio but this disease spreads through feco-oral route. You need to intimate the local health authorities if you come across any such case so that arrangements can be made for vaccination of all the close contacts.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Welcome to Healthcare Magic Polio spreads mainly through faeco-oral route. If faeces comes in contact with mouth through food, hands etc. it can spread. Follow proper handwashing procedure to prevent spread of faecooral disease. Encourage mothers in the locality to take their babies of less than 5 years age for polio drops.
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