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Titolo:
Countering the posteradication threat of smallpox and polio
Autore:
Henderson, DA;
Indirizzi:
John Hopkins Ctr Civilian Biodef, Baltimore, MD USA John Hopkins Ctr Civilian Biodef Baltimore MD USA def, Baltimore, MD USA
Titolo Testata:
CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES
fascicolo: 1, volume: 34, anno: 2002,
pagine: 79 - 83
SICI:
1058-4838(20020101)34:1<79:CTPTOS>2.0.ZU;2-C
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ERADICATION; POLIOMYELITIS; VACCINATION;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
14
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Henderson, DA Candler Bldg,Suite 850,111 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21201 USA Candler Bldg,Suite 850,111 Market Pl Baltimore MD USA 21201
Citazione:
D.A. Henderson, "Countering the posteradication threat of smallpox and polio", CLIN INF D, 34(1), 2002, pp. 79-83

Abstract

After eradication, there is a small but finite risk that smallpox and/or poliomyelitis viruses could accidentally escape from a laboratory or be released intentionally. The reintroduction of either virus into a highly susceptible population could develop into a serious catastrophe. To counter such an occurrence will require the use of vaccine, perhaps in substantial quantities. In the United States, new stocks of smallpox vaccine are being procured and arrangements are being made for a standby production facility. Similar provisions need to be considered for polio. To counter an epidemic of polio will require the use of the oral vaccine, which is presently the WorldHealth Organization-recommended vaccine of choice for countries throughoutthe developing world. In these countries, its continued use is advised because of its ability to induce intestinal immunity, its ability to spread toother susceptible household members and to protect them, its ease of administration, and its low cost.

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