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po·li·o·vi·rus

 (pō′lē-ō-vī′rəs)
n. pl. po·li·o·vi·rus·es
An enterovirus, separable into three serotypes, that is the causative agent of poliomyelitis.

poliovirus

(ˈpəʊlɪəʊˌvaɪərəs)
n
a virus causing polio

po•li•o•vi•rus

(ˈpoʊ li oʊˌvaɪ rəs, ˌpoʊ li oʊˈvaɪ-)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any of three picornaviruses of the genus Enterovirus, that cause poliomyelitis.
[1950–1955]
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Noun1.poliovirus - the virus causing poliomyelitis
enterovirus - any of a group of picornaviruses that infect the gastrointestinal tract and can spread to other areas (especially the nervous system)
Translations

po·li·o·vi·rus

n. poliovirus, agente causante de la poliomielitis.
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Poliomyelitis has almost eradicated from our country but further efforts to nip it in the bud should continue till transmission of Polio virus is stopped completely.
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RAWALPINDI -- Commissioner Rawalpindi Nadeem Aslam Chaudary Wednesday directed officials to set up transit check points at Pirwadhai and Barian in order to prevent the threat of Polio virus.
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QUETTA: Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai saidon Tuesday, religious scholars and Local representatives of the society should come forward in helping the government to eradicate crippling polio virus from Balochistan.
Coordinator maintained that special focus was being paid towards transit points so that to wipe out polio virus from Balochistan .
KOHAT -- Deputy Commissioner Akmal Khan Khattak has stressed on the officials to utilize all the available resources to make sure the elimination of polio virus from area and adding that negligence from any officials will not be tolerated in this regard.
India continues to be polio free as the country has eradicated wild polio virus and the last case was seen on 13th January, 2011, and it is more than 5 years that no wild polio virus has been detected.
India plans to urgently immunise around 300,000 children against the crippling polio virus after a strain of the highly contagious disease was detected in sewage in the southern city of Hyderabad, the ministry of health said on Wednesday.
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