Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

WHO/EPI/GEN/93.16

Immunological Basis for Immunization - Module 6: Poliomyelitis

Module 6 of the series Immunological basis for immunization, this document may be used as a reference source, as part of training curricula or as a training aid. It contains clear descriptions of the following aspects of poliomyelitis: the virus; the nature of immunity against poliomyelitis; different techniques for measuring immunity; protective level of polio antibodies; sero-epidemiology in the prevaccine era; immunity induced by (i) oral polio vaccine and (ii) inactivated polio vaccine; combination schedules; and implications for immunization services. (For a listing of the complete series, see Section 7.3.3.)

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