100 years poliovirus: from discovery to eradication. A meeting report

@article{Skern2010100YP,
  title={100 years poliovirus: from discovery to eradication. A meeting report},
  author={Tim Skern},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
  year={2010},
  volume={155},
  pages={1371-1381}
}
  • T. Skern
  • Published 4 August 2010
  • Medicine
  • Archives of Virology
Just over hundred years ago, Karl Landsteiner and Erwin Popper identified a virus, later termed poliovirus, as the causative agent of poliomyelitis. This groundbreaking discovery simultaneously provided the basis for the measures that today prevent the outbreaks of the terrible epidemics caused by poliovirus. In 1988, the WHO started its eradication program to eliminate the virus from the planet. The symposium celebrated the discovery of poliovirus and discussed our current state of knowledge… 

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