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Luis Sarmiento-Pérez

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Aportes al conocimiento acerca de la permanencia y circulación del poliovirus vacunal en el ambiente

Contribution to knowledge about the permanence and circulation of poliovirus vaccine in the environment

Author

  • P Jiménez
  • P J Más
  • L R Sarmiento
  • M Bello
  • R E Palomera
  • J Barrios

Summary, in English

The erradication of poliomyelitis in the world is a goal that requires the adoption of effective and safe strategies for its attainment. Knowing how long the strains of poliovirus derived from the oral attenuated virus vaccine may circulate and remain in the environment was essential to define the measures to be taken and was also the objective of our paper. Specimens of stools and sewage water, which were weekly obtained at the end of the National Polio Vaccination Campaign, in 1998, were analyzed. Viruses were isolated and identified by culture and neutralization tests for the identification of poliovirus. In the particular case of the sewage water, it was also used the polymerase chain reaction. The curves of elimination in both media were drawn and it was concluded that the permanence of viruses in the environment did not exceed the 12 weeks after the immunization with the oral attenuated virus vaccine.

Publishing year

2001

Language

Spanish

Pages

21-118

Publication/Series

Revista cubana de medicina tropical

Volume

53

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Editorial Ciencias Medicas

Topic

  • Infectious Medicine

Keywords

  • Child, Preschool
  • Feces/virology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Poliovirus Vaccines
  • Sewage/virology
  • Time Factors

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0375-0760