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Vaccine-Related Polio Outbreak in Nigeria Raises Concerns

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Science  28 Sep 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5846, pp. 1842
DOI: 10.1126/science.317.5846.1842

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Northern Nigeria's ongoing outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus could be a serious setback for the global polio eradication campaign because it is occurring in a region where rumors about vaccine safety derailed vaccination efforts several years ago.