Respiratory paralysis in children: Rospotrebnadzor announced the risk of importing polio to Russia

The press service of Rospotrebnadzor reported on the existing risk of importation of the polio virus into Russia. Discuss

Poliovirus can be brought into our country from endemic and polio-prone countries. Poliomyelitis is a dangerous virus that causes irreversible paralysis, including the respiratory system in children.

The main countries endemic and disadvantaged for polio at the moment are Afghanistan and Pakistan, Mozambique and Malawi.

“Given the high rates of population migration inworld, today there is a risk of importation of poliovirus from endemic and polio-prone countries to the territory of the Russian Federation,” Roskomnadzor said.