Thread: Polio is back!
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Old 11-13-2005, 05:24 PM
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I read about that case. I think that they determined it was a mutated form of the vaccine but I am not sure. I generally prefer the live vaccine to the dead since it has the benefit of potentially exposing an immunised child's adult caregivers again and renewing their immunity, the dead vaccine does not. There are very very few cases of the live vaccine causing problems, when it does happen there is so much publicity it gets blown out of proportion like so many things.
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