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Clinical Features of Vaccine-Associated Poliomyelitis Associated with Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses (VDPV)

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Gastroenterology
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

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Description:

Oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) contains live poliovirus and is used widely in developing countries because it is relatively inexpensive and easy to administer. Unfortunately it can cause poliomyelitis in susceptible individuals. Use of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) has reduced the risk of this complication significantly.

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