Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2018)
Awareness of Hindu and Muslim people of West Bengal towards polio
Author(s): Dr. Arshad Hossain
Abstract: A highly infectious disease Poliomyelitis caused by wild polio virus types 1, 2 and 3. Irreversible paralysis may be occurred among less than 4% of the infected person. Wild poliovirus mainly attacks children less than five years. 5% - 10% among paralysed children find breathing problem and due. The commonly known primary vaccine for poliomyelitis is oral polio virus (OPV) is used in tempting wild polio virus (WPV) transmission. It is administered through routine immunisation or during supplementary Immunisation activities. This vaccine when given to child multiple times, the child would be protected from poliomyelitis. Polio, a one kind of disease could not be cured; it can only be prevented by immunisation and for this need consciousness, awareness. The present researcher has tried to find out the awareness towards polio among Hindu and Muslim people in West Bengal (India).