Eradication of poliomyelitis in the United States. II. Experience with killed poliovirus vaccine.

  • D H Salk
  • Published 1980 in Reviews of infectious diseases
Killed poliovirus vaccine was the only poliomyelitis vaccine available in the United States from 1954 to 1962. During that time, the incidence of poliomyelitis among non-vaccinated individuals decreased by 90%, an indication that the circulation of wild poliovirus had been reduced ("herd effect"). The rate of decline of wild poliovirus disease, which… CONTINUE READING