Eradication of Poliomyelitis

One of the major goals of the WHO is elimination of polio, but the nature of rapidly evolving enteroviruses makes this task more complex than it initially appears.

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Figure 1: Genomic organization of poliovirus.
Figure 2: Number of confirmed wild-type poliovirus cases in 2000.
Figure 3: Comparison of the nucleotide sequences obtained from viral RNA polymerase (3D)-coding region.

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Nomoto, A., Arita, I. Eradication of Poliomyelitis. Nat Immunol 3, 205–208 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/ni0302-205

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