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Post-polio syndrome

Although we aren't seeing any new cases of polio, there are many people living with polio-associated disability.

Post-polio syndrome refers to a group of symptoms and disabilities that appear 20 to 45 years after the initial polio illness.

If you've had polio in the past, it's important to be aware of this condition and how it may affect you.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed June 2018.

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