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Polio vaccination

Chris Upton cupton at sol.uvic.ca
Sat Oct 15 00:40:40 EST 1994


I just read in our local newsaper "health column" that polio booster shots
were not being recommended since of the low prevalence of the disease in the
Western Hemisphere!!!
      Comments please!

What kind of protection exists 10 or 20 years after vaccination?
If there's a reduced resistance in the population.....  is there going to be
a call for work with polio to be done under level 3/4 containment?
Or maybe all stocks to be destroyed (as per smallpox)?????
Hmm....

Cheers,
 Chris
 Chris Upton  
Biochemistry & Microbiology
University of Victoria
PO Box 3055, Victoria
BC, Canada   V8W 3P6

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