Predicting the evolution of polio - April, 2017
In the 1940s and 50s, the polio virus, which mainly affects young children, crippled 35,000 Americans each year. Today, thanks to vaccinations, the disease has been completely eradicated from the United States – and from most of the world's countries. The virus lives on due to incomplete vaccination. Now new research provides clues about how to prevent some of these rare outbreaks, getting us ever closer to a polio-free world.
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