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Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 397-406

Poliomyelitis antibodies in sera from the Netherlands, Curaçao, Suriname, St. Eustatius and Netherlands New-Guinea

  • B. HofmanAffiliated withDepartment of Medical Microbiology of the Netherlands Institute of Preventive Medicinethe State University
  • , J. B. WilterdinkAffiliated withDepartment of Medical Microbiology of the Netherlands Institute of Preventive Medicinethe State University

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Summary

Poliomyelitis antibodies were determined in 4155 sera from the Netherlands, Curaçao, Suriname, St. Eustatius and New-Guinea.

The results showed that in the Netherlands the serological pattern for poliomyelitis was different from that in the tropical areas Curaçao, Suriname, St. Eustatius and New-Guinea, which points to infection with poliomyelitis virus at an earlier age in these latter parts of the world.