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Can the polio virus be active 65 years after receiving the…

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Can the polio virus...

Can the polio virus be active 65 years after receiving the shot as a youth?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

No. Carbadopa/Levodopa 25-100 4 times a day: Ramipril 10 mg.:one daily Doxazosin 2mg. one daily

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Not that I'm aware of.

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Parkinsons and Pherial Neuropathy

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Hi there. The polio vaccine 65 years ago was the Salk vaccine, given by injection. It used inactivated forms of the virus. It prevented polio infection from getting into the bloodstream. The inactivated polio vaccines are very safe. They confer protection in up to 99% of individuals when administered as recommended. They do not use live virus so there is no worry about "active" virus ever getting into the body. So there would be NO risk of it affecting you at this time.

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