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WHO will switch to type 2 inactivated poliovirus vaccine by Vincent Racaniello Posted Tue 08 Jan 2013 12:00am The World Health Organization’s campaign to eradicate poliomyelitis made impressive inroads in 2012: only 212 cases were reported, compared with 620 the previous year; moreover, India remained polio-free. The dark side of this story is that as wild polio is eliminated, vaccine-associated poliomyelitis moves in to take its place . The landmark ... Read on »
Routine Poliovirus Vaccination by Poh Tin Tan Posted Thu 22 Oct 2009 10:04pm From Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Published: 10/15/2009 Introduction This report updates Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for routine poliovirus vaccination. These updates aim to 1) emphasize the importance o ... Read on »
ACIP Updates Recommendations for Routine Poliovirus Vaccination by Poh Tin Tan Posted Mon 10 Aug 2009 4:22pm From Medscape Medical News Laurie Barclay, MD August 7, 2009 — The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated its recommendations for routine poliovirus vaccination and published them in the August 7 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The goals of the update are to highlight the importance of the b ... Read on »
World Polio Day by Vincent Racaniello Posted Wed 24 Oct 2012 12:00am Today, 24 October 2012, is World Polio Day : World Polio Day (October 24) was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Use of this inactivated poliovirus vaccine and subsequent widespread use of the oral poliovirus vacc ... Read on »
Is bivalent poliovirus vaccine a good idea? by Vincent Racaniello Posted Mon 04 Jan 2010 12:00am A new bivalent poliovirus vaccine, consisting of infectious, attenuated type 1 and type 3 strains, has been deployed in Afghanistan. The use of this vaccine was recommended by the Advisory Committee on Poliomyelitis Eradication, the global technical advisory body of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Considering the polio experience in N ... Read on »
World Polio Day by Vincent Racaniello Posted Thu 24 Oct 2013 12:00am Image credit: Jason Roberts As a virologist who has worked on poliovirus since 1979, I would be remiss if I did not note that today, 24 October, is World Polio Day. World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomy ... Read on »
Vaccine-associated poliomyelitis in Pakistan by Vincent Racaniello Posted Thu 20 Dec 2012 12:00am An outbreak of ten cases of poliomyelitis caused by circulating vaccine-derivied poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) is ongoing in Pakistan, centered in the Kila Abdulla/Pishin area of Baluchistan. The same virus strain has spread to the neighboring Kandahar province in Afghanistan, where two paralytic cases have been reported. Vaccine-derived poliomye ... Read on »
India has been free of polio for three years by Vincent Racaniello Posted Mon 13 Jan 2014 12:00am Image credit: Jason Roberts Three years ago today, on 13 January 2011, the last case of poliomyelitis was reported in India. This achievement represents a remarkable turnaround for a country where control of the disease had for years been extremely difficult. As recently as 2009 there were 741 confirmed cases of polio caused by wild-t ... Read on »
What's in your vaccine? by Carol Yeh-Garner Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 01 Sep 2008 7:16pm Do you know what is in your child's vaccination? Do you know how they even test them to make sure they are safe? The government's own data collection at Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System: VAERS.org is informative. By 2007, the *government* fund had paid out $1.8 billion in damages to 1500 individuals and/or parents for vaccine injuries, i ... Read on »
Poliovirus vaccine safety by Vincent Racaniello Posted Thu 08 Apr 2010 12:00am The contamination of the rotavirus vaccine Rotarix with porcine circovirus 1 DNA was revealed by deep sequencing . The same technique was also used to demonstrate that oral poliovirus vaccine does not contain viruses that can cause poliomyelitis. The oral poliovirus vaccine strains developed by Albert Sabin (pictured) were licensed in the ... Read on »