Stopping poliovirus vaccination after eradication: issues and challenges.

  title={Stopping poliovirus vaccination after eradication: issues and challenges.},
  author={David J. Wood and Roland W. Sutter and Walter R. Dowdle},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={78 3},
Since 1988 reported polio cases worldwide have declined by about 85% and the number of known or suspected polioendemic countries has decreased from over 120 to less than 50. With eradication of poliomyelitis approaching, issues potentially affecting when and how vaccination against poliovirus can be stopped become extremely important. Because of the potential risks and benefits inherent in such a decision, the best available science, a risk-benefit analysis, contingency plans, a stock pile of… CONTINUE READING