Unraveling the Transmission Ecology of Polio

@inproceedings{MartinezBakker2015UnravelingTT,
  title={Unraveling the Transmission Ecology of Polio},
  author={Micaela Elvira Martinez-Bakker and Aaron A. King and Pejman Rohani and Andrew F. Read},
  booktitle={PLoS biology},
  year={2015}
}
Sustained and coordinated vaccination efforts have brought polio eradication within reach. Anticipating the eradication of wild poliovirus (WPV) and the subsequent challenges in preventing its re-emergence, we look to the past to identify why polio rose to epidemic levels in the mid-20th century, and how WPV persisted over large geographic scales. We analyzed an extensive epidemiological dataset, spanning the 1930s to the 1950s and spatially replicated across each state in the United States, to… CONTINUE READING

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