Polio virus Coloured transmission electron micrograph TEM of a cluster of polio virus particles Each particle is composed of a protein coat capsid yellow around a core containing RNA genetic material This virus infects children and causes the disease poliomyelitis or infantile paralysis Although it normally causes a mild illness in some cases it causes damage to the nervous system which can lead to paralysis or death Vaccination starting in the s has been effective in controlling the disease It has now been eliminated from Europe
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