Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get two FREE E-Books

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Depression: 21st Century Solutions + The Dark Side of Wheat

n/a

Why You Don't See Ads on GreenMedInfo

Did you know that GreenMedInfo.com is 100% member supported? It is through your membership that we are able to add research content daily, provide thoughtful articles on groundbreaking health & wellness topics, and continue to educate and empower people on the science supporting natural healing.

Our website has always offered open access to our carefully curated research (and always will) but we recently made the decision to become completely advertisement free.

In order for us to continue, we need your support more than ever. Our memberships start at only $8.00 per month and provide you with enhanced content & features.

We appreciate you supporting our mission and sharing our passion!

For more information on becoming a member of GreenMedInfo.com, click here.

Article Publish Status: FREE
Abstract Title:

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

Abstract Source:

J Infect Dis. 2009 Feb 1 ;199(3):391-7. PMID: 19090774

Abstract Author(s):

James P Alexander, Kristen Ehresmann, Jane Seward, Gary Wax, Kathleen Harriman, Susan Fuller, Elizabeth A Cebelinski, Qi Chen, Jaume Jorba, Olen M Kew, Mark A Pallansch, M Steven Oberste, Mark Schleiss, Jeffrey P Davis, Bryna Warshawsky, Susan Squires, Harry F Hull,

Article Affiliation:

James P Alexander

Abstract:

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 paralytic poliomyelitis in Amish communities in Minnesota, neighboring states, and Ontario, Canada. Genomic sequences of poliovirus isolates were determined for phylogenetic analysis.

RESULTS: No source for the VDPV could be identified. In the index community, 8 (35%) of 23 children tested, including the infant, had evidence of type 1 poliovirus or VDPV infection. Phylogenetic analysis suggested that the VDPV circulated in the community for approximately 2 months before the infant's infection was detected and that the initiating OPV dose had been given before her birth. No paralytic disease was found in the community, and no poliovirus infections were found in other Amish communities investigated.

CONCLUSIONS: This is the first demonstrated transmission of VDPV in an undervaccinated community in a developed country. Continued vigilance is needed in all countries to identify poliovirus infections in communities at high risk of poliovirus transmission.

Study Type : Human: Case Report
Additional Links
Anti Therapeutic Actions : Vaccination: Polio : CK(98) : AC(17)

Print Options


Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get two FREE E-Books

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Depression: 21st Century Solutions + The Dark Side of Wheat

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2018 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.