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Polio vaccination

Michael mink mmink at SERVER.NYBC.ORG
Sat Oct 15 08:44:09 EST 1994

It was reported at the Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Molecular 
Approaches to the Control of Infectious Diseases that polio has been 
effectively eliminated from the western hemisphere as of September 29th, 

Congradulations to the science of Virology!
M. Mink
New York Blood Center
mmink at server.nybc.org

On Sat, 15 Oct 1994, Chris Upton wrote:

> I just read in our local newsaper "health column" that polio booster shots
> were not being recommended since of the low prevalence of the disease in the
> Western Hemisphere!!!
>       Comments please!
> What kind of protection exists 10 or 20 years after vaccination?
> If there's a reduced resistance in the population.....  is there going to be
> a call for work with polio to be done under level 3/4 containment?
> Or maybe all stocks to be destroyed (as per smallpox)?????
> Hmm....
> Cheers,
>  Chris
>  Chris Upton  
> Biochemistry & Microbiology
> University of Victoria
> PO Box 3055, Victoria
> BC, Canada   V8W 3P6
> (604)721-6507
> (604)721-8855 fax

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