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Sturm LA. Mays RM. Zimet GD. Parental beliefs and decision making about child and adolescent immunization: from polio to sexually transmitted infections. [Review] [70 refs] [Journal Article. Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural. Review] Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 26(6):441-52, 2005 Dec. UI: 16344662

Johnson IS. Coordinating vaccine use is best way to combat polio.[comment]. [Comment. Letter] Nature. 435(7044):881, 2005 Jun 16. UI: 15959490

Prevots DR. Pascual FB. Angellili ML. Brayden R. Irigoyen M. Larussa P. Sawyer M. Baughman AL. Pallansch MA. Population immunity to polioviruses among preschool children from four urban underserved low income communities, United States, 1997-2001. [Journal Article] Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 23(12):1130-6, 2004 Dec. UI: 15626951

Alexander L. Birkhead G. Guerra F. Helms C. Hinman A. Katz S. LeBaron CW. Modlin J. Murphy TV. National Vaccine Advisory Committee-Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Joint Working Group. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ensuring preparedness for potential poliomyelitis outbreaks: Recommendations for the US poliovirus vaccine stockpile from the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). [Review] [58 refs] [Journal Article. Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.. Review] Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 158(12):1106-12, 2004 Dec. UI: 15583093(Paralytic poliomyelitis was once endemic in the United States; however, because of high vaccination levels, the last case of wild disease occurred in 1979. Although worldwide polio eradication may be achieved in the near future, the presence of undervaccinated children in urban areas and among groups who refuse vaccination creates an outbreak risk, should importation of wild virus occur.)

Cohen & Powderly: Infectious Diseases, 2nd ed., Copyright © 2004 Mosby, An Imprint of Elsevier