Transmission of imported vaccine-derived poliovirus in an undervaccinated community in Minnesota.

  title={Transmission of imported vaccine-derived poliovirus in an undervaccinated community in Minnesota.},
  author={James P Alexander and Kristen R Ehresmann and Jane Seward and Gary Wax and Kathleen H. Harriman and Susan Fuller and Elizabeth A. Cebelinski and Qi Chen and Jaume Jorba and Olen Kew and Mark A. Pallansch and Max Oberste and Mark R. Schleiss and Jeffrey P. Davis and Bryna F. Warshawsky and Susan Squires and Harry F. Hull},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={199 3},
BACKGROUND Oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) has not been used in the United States since 2000. Type 1 vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV) was identified in September 2005, from an unvaccinated Amish infant hospitalized in Minnesota with severe combined immunodeficiency. An investigation was conducted to determine the source of the virus and its means of transmission. METHODS The infant was tested serially for poliovirus excretion. Investigations were conducted to detect poliovirus infections or… CONTINUE READING
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