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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Poliovirus: part of enterovirus group, Picornaviridae (positive-sense) RNA virus family.
  • Three poliovirus serotypes: P1 (Mahoney) , P2 (MEF-1), and P3 (Saukett).
  • Humans are only natural host.

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Last updated: May 22, 2016