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Charity warning over post polio syndrome in Wales

Thousands of people who had polio when they were younger should be aware of developing further health problems, a charity has warned.

The British Polio Fellowship said only 7% of people in the UK were aware of "post polio syndrome".

Symptoms include chronic fatigue, muscle weakness, joint pain and breathing problems.

Up to 12,000 people in Wales could be affected, more than 60 years after the first polio vaccine was developed.

Paul Heaney reports.

  • 23 Dec 2015
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