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Salk’s vaccine was adopted by the industrialized world, but when eradication efforts began elsewhere, the people behind that campaign decided to rely on the oral poliovirus vaccine, known as OPV.
The tests found the Nanopatch effective using 1/40th of the usual poliovirus vaccine dosage, Kendall says.
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Origin and Etymology of poliovirus
First Known Use: 1939See Words from the same year
medical Definition of poliovirus
- A distinctive characteristic of acute polio infection is the predilection of the poliovirus for the nerve cells that control muscles.
- —Lauro S. Halstead, Scientific American, April 1998
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