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Polio Risk Factors
The greatest risk for polio infection is not being vaccinated against the disease. Other risk factors include people with immunodeficiency (for example, HIV and cancer), very young individuals, pregnant females, people under extreme stress and exposed to polio, polio patient caregivers, lab personnel working with live polio viruses, and travel to areas where polio is still common.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/24/2015
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