Polio could return after near eradication

Excerpt from the June 13, 1964, issue of Science News Letter

By Science News Staff, 09:36 AM May 29, 2014

NO POCKETS OF POLIO — The pockets of polio left in this country can be wiped out if every newborn baby is immunized. “We need a door-bell ringing campaign in the poorer sections where vaccination is ignored,” Dr. Donald A. Henderson, surveillance chief of the U.S. Public Health Service’s Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga., told SCIENCE SERVICE…. Dr. Albert B. Sabin, University of Cincinnati Medical Center scientist who developed the Sabin oral live-virus polio vaccine that in three yea...

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