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When I started my scientific career by working on polio vaccines over 30 years ago, we were already thinking about newer, safer vaccines. Although polio eradication remains tantalizingly out of reach, we are close enough now to think in detail … Continue reading
Science poised to eliminate polio from the planet but a new study shows that the job won’t be over when the last case of the disease is recorded. Continue reading
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It was my privilege to work with Phil Minor during my PhD. 25 years later (gulp), Phil looks back and forward to the polio endgame. The Polio-Eradication programme and issues of the end game. J Gen Virol. Nov 29 … Continue reading
Neurotropic viruses, including herpesviruses, rabies virus, and poliovirus, initiate infection in the periphery and can move through peripheral neurons to reach the central nervous system (CNS). Since peripheral neurons can be up to one meter long, inefficient neural transport could … Continue reading
I started my scientific career working on vaccine-derived polioviruses. We’ve come a long way since those distant days and we’re slowly getting closer to eradicating polio worldwide, but it’s not all over yet: In 1988, the World Health Assembly resolved … Continue reading