By Stephen W. Looney
Univ. of Louisville, KY. Applies biostatistics to the research of genetics and the motives and remedy of disorder. Covers contemporary advancements in snapshot quantitation, microarrays, and proteomics. Discusses using facts administration software program. comprises various info units and software program options.
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It is apparently inde- pendent of the serotype or strain. An example of drift in an epidemic came from a trial of a novel type 3 vaccine strain in Poland in 1968 (5). The strain was being developed as a replacement for the type 3 Sabin strain, which proved difficult to produce consistently. The novel strain had excellent laboratory properties in terms of the stability of its attenuation when it was grown in culture and the immunity induced in recipients. In Poland, a few children were vaccinated without ill effects, but some six months later there was an epidemic of poliomyelitis in a nearby city.
In Uttar Pradesh, the number of vaccination teams with at least one female member is increasing, as is the number of teams with a third member being drawn from the community. Figure 2 presents the relative contribution by country to the global burden of polio in 2001 and 2002 and illustrates that polio is currently more geographically contained than ever before. The major contributor to polio worldwide is India, followed by Nigeria and Pakistan. Several other countries have reported or detected fewer than 10 cases during this period.