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Non-Polio Virus Interference with Oral Polio Vaccine Immunization: Possible Influence of Physical Climate and Socio-Economic Status

  • T. A. Swartz
  • Paulina Skalska
  • C. B. Gerichter
  • W. C. Cockburn
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 31)

Abstract

In spite of the widespread use of oral polio vaccine (O.P.V.), vaccination programs in many tropical and subtropical countries have apparently failed to provide the expected results in the control of paralytic poliomyelitis (1). Among several factors considered responsible for these unsatisfactory results, an important role has been attributed to the interferences of naturally occurring enteroviral infections on the “take rate” in the intestine, following O.P.V. administration (2,3).

Keywords

Oral Polio Vaccine Subtropical Country Enteroviral Infection Paralytic Poliomyelitis Live Virus Vaccine 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. A. Swartz
    • 1
  • Paulina Skalska
    • 2
  • C. B. Gerichter
    • 2
  • W. C. Cockburn
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Asaf Harofe HospitalTel Aviv University Medical SchoolZerifin, Beer YaakovIsrael
  2. 2.Central Virologie LaboratoryMinistry of HealthJaffaIsrael
  3. 3.Virus DiseasesWHOGenevaSwitzerland

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