Types of Polio:

Non-paralytic polio:

  • fever
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • vomiting
  • fatigue
  • meningitis
A child receives an oral polio vaccine during an anti-polio campaign in Sanaa June 30, 2013. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN – Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)

Paralytic polio:

  • loss of reflexes
  • severe spasms and muscle pain
  • loose and floppy limbs, sometimes on just one side of the body
  • sudden paralysis, temporary or permanent
  • deformed limbs, especially the hips, ankles, and feet

Post-Polio syndrome:

  • continuing muscle and joint weakness
  • muscle pain that gets worse
  • becoming easily exhausted or fatigued
  • muscle wasting also called muscle atrophy
  • trouble breathing and swallowing
  • sleep apnea or sleep-related breathing problems
  • low tolerance of cold temperatures
  • new onset of weakness in previously uninvolved muscles
  • depression
  • trouble with concentration and memory