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Mucosal Immunity in Polio

Peter Wright of Dartmouth Medical School in the U.S. will determine if preexisting gut immunity predicts shedding of poliovirus vaccine. The study builds on specimens from two previous trials conducted by the WHO. Understanding how inactivated and live poliovirus vaccines protect against shedding of poliovirus is central to strategies for polio eradication.

More information about The Poliovirus Endgame: Create ways to Accelerate, Sustain and Monitor Eradication (Round 6)

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