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Report Concludes Polio Drugs Are Needed--After Disease Is Eradicated

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Science  17 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5767, pp. 1539
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5767.1539a

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As efforts to wipe out polio intensify in the handful of countries where the disease still occurs naturally, public health experts are arguing for developing an antipoliovirus drug in the event of a posteradication outbreak. (Read more.)