Seroprevalence of poliovirus antibodies amongst children in Zaria, Northern Nigeria.

@article{Giwa2012SeroprevalenceOP,
  title={Seroprevalence of poliovirus antibodies amongst children in Zaria, Northern Nigeria.},
  author={Fatima Jummai Giwa and Adebola Tolulope Olayinka and Funsho Ogunshola},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 48},
  pages={6759-65}
}
BACKGROUND Poliomyelitis is endemic in Northern Nigeria where there is continuous transmission of wild poliovirus 1 and 3 (WPV1 and 3) and circulating vaccine derived poliovirus 2 (cVDPV2) resulting in a high number of cases of children with acute flaccid paralysis. The seroprevalence of antibodies to polio serotypes which can be used to assess the immune status of children and the effectiveness of the vaccine against poliomyelitis is unknown, despite its endemicity in this part of the world… CONTINUE READING
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