Dynamics affecting the risk of silent circulation when oral polio vaccination is stopped

@inproceedings{Koopman2017DynamicsAT,
  title={Dynamics affecting the risk of silent circulation when oral polio vaccination is stopped},
  author={James S. Koopman and C. J. Henry and J. H. Park and M. C. Eisenberg and Edward L. Ionides and J. N. Eisenberg},
  booktitle={Epidemics},
  year={2017}
}
Waning immunity could allow transmission of polioviruses without causing poliomyelitis by promoting silent circulation (SC). Undetected SC when oral polio vaccine (OPV) use is stopped could cause difficult to control epidemics. Little is known about waning. To develop theory about what generates SC, we modeled a range of waning patterns. We varied both OPV and wild polio virus (WPV) transmissibility, the time from beginning vaccination to reaching low polio levels, and the infection to… CONTINUE READING