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A 7-year-old boy developed a headache, sore throat, and vomiting. Three days later, he developed a stiff neck. He was admitted to the hospital and was found to have a persistent fever, and progressive asymmetric flaccid paralysis of the lower limbs. Examination and culture of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for bacteria and fungi was unremarkable. CSF analysis indicated normal protein, glucose, and pressure, but high numbers of leukocytes. The patient’s history revealed that he had recently emigrated from a remote region of India. He has not had any immunizations. By what method of transmission was this child most likely infected?

a) Bat bite
b) Droplet inhalation
c) Fecal–oral route
d) Mosquito bite
e) Tick bite

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i'll go with C) fecal oral route-----enteroviruses
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  • Poliomyelitis is the most notable disease caused by enterovirus infection.
  • Nonspecific febrile illness is the most common presentation of enterovirus infection. Other than fever, symptoms include muscle pain, sore throat, gastrointestinal distress, and headache. Abdominal discomfort may also be reported in some patients.
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c) Fecal–oral route (most common mode of infection in sub tropical area)
Enterovirus (most probably polio)- aseptic meningitis


But just thinking how a boy from indian remote areas ended up to get US visa. Due we have qouta system in visa stuff too
P.S. no offence to anyone just joking.
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