Polio: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments


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More than 90% of people who become infected with the poliovirus experience _____.

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1. How does the poliovirus cause paralysis?

2. Which of the following is NOT a method for diagnosing polio?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set allows you to evaluate your knowledge of the polio virus and its characteristics. In order to successfully pass the quiz, you should be familiar with topics like how polio can be diagnosed and why the polio virus may cause paralysis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment resources to gauge your knowledge of:

  • Symptoms or signs of polio
  • Why the polio virus can cause paralysis
  • Ways to diagnosis polio
  • The paralytic form of polio

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills when you complete the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the paralytic form of polio from the related lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the different ways to diagnosis polio
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the signs of polio

Additional Learning

Learn more about polio and its characteristics by reviewing the corresponding lesson called Polio: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments. That lesson covers these important objectives:

  • Define polio
  • Identify the people most likely to be affected by polio and how it is transmitted
  • Understand how polio impacts the body
  • Recognize the clinical signs and symptoms of the disease
  • Explore how polio is diagnosed and treated
  • Discover the role of Jonas Salk in the development of the polio vaccine