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polio

noun [U] uk   /ˈpəʊ.li.əʊ/  us   /ˈpoʊ.li.oʊ/ (specialized poliomyelitis )
a serious infectious disease that can cause permanent paralysis (= being unable to move the body): a polio vaccination programme Now 95% of babies are immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella.
Translations of “polio”
in Vietnamese bệnh bại liệt…
in Spanish polio…
in Thai โรคโปลิโอ…
in Malaysian polio…
in French polio…
in German spirale Kinderlähmung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 脊髓灰質炎,小兒麻痹症…
in Indonesian polio…
in Russian полиомиелит…
in Turkish çocuk felci, kas hastalığı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脊髓灰质炎,小儿麻痹症…
in Polish polio, choroba Heinego-Medina…
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