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Toward Eliminating Poliovirus—In the Lab

By | November 16, 2015

As the world inches closer to polio eradication, laboratories studying the virus will have to bolster biosafety standards. Eventually, most will need to stop working with the pathogen entirely.


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Polio No Longer Endemic in Nigeria

By | September 29, 2015

It’s been more than a year since the country has reported a case of wild poliovirus, according to the World Health Organization. 


image: Vaccine Virus Sticks Around

Vaccine Virus Sticks Around

By | August 28, 2015

One man shed poliovirus for 28 years after he was vaccinated, researchers report.


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Intelligence Gathering

By | July 1, 2015

Disease eradication in the 21st century


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Driven to Extinction

By | July 1, 2015

The eradication of smallpox set the standard for the global elimination of a devastating infectious disease. Will the ongoing polio and guinea worm campaigns be as successful?


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The Year in Pathogens

By | December 29, 2014

Ebola, MERS, and enterovirus D68; polio eradication efforts; new regulations on potentially dangerous research


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Polio Spreads in Pakistan

By | October 8, 2014

So far this year, 200 Pakistanis have been diagnosed with polio, the most in more than a decade.


image: For Polio, Two Vaccines Work Better Than One

For Polio, Two Vaccines Work Better Than One

By | August 21, 2014

A booster dose of inactivated polio vaccine bolsters the immune system and reduces viral shedding in children already treated with the oral polio vaccine, a study shows. 

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image: Week in Review: June 16–20

Week in Review: June 16–20

By | June 20, 2014

Early Neanderthal evolution; developing antivirals to combat polio; the mouth and skin microbiomes; insect-inspired, flight-stabilizing sensors


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To Finish Off Polio

By | June 17, 2014

Along with vaccination, antiviral drugs could play a key role in the eradication of poliovirus, but it’s unclear whether today’s candidate therapies will withstand the challenges of the clinic.


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