Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.


Outdated polio vaccine causes new cases of disease

Pakistani polio vaccination team administering polio drops.

A child receives polio drops in Pakistan, where outbreaks of the potentially paralysing disease have been traced to a vaccine no longer in use. Credit: Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.

Nature 579, 475 (2020)




Nature Careers


Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing


Quick links