A patient shedding poliovirus for 28 years: Possible challenges for polio eradication

27 agosto 2015

With all but two countries worldwide, Pakistan and Afghanistan, declared polio-free, the eradication of the devastating viral disease in the near future is a real possibility. A new study however reports results from an individual in the UK with an immune disease whose stool samples have contained large amounts of live polio virus for over 20 years. Patients like this one, the authors suggest, could start new polio outbreaks and complicate polio eradication as currently planned.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150827154236.htm

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