Translation of poliomyelitis in Spanish:

poliomyelitis

poliomielitis, n.

Pronunciation: /ˌpəʊlɪəʊmʌɪəˈlʌɪtɪs//ˌpoʊlioʊˌmaɪəˈlaɪdəs/

noun

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    poliomielitis feminine
    • Polio, or poliomyelitis, is an infectious disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system.
    • Neurological disorders, such as poliomyelitis and cerebral palsy, can also cause acquired clubfoot.
    • Infectious diseases such as whooping cough, encephalitis, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, rabies, tetanus, syphilis, and botulism rarely are seen now but can cause vocal cord paralysis.
    • The viral disease known as poliomyelitis is highly infectious and can cause total paralysis and even death.
    • Other common diseases include schistosomiasis, sleeping sickness, poliomyelitis, tuberculosis, and pneumonia.