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Distinguished Visiting Epidemiologist

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“The polio eradication ‘endgame’ – with particular reference to vaccine-derived polioviruses”

Tuesday, May 17th, 12:30-1:20pm, F257 Epi Conference Room

(Lunch provided)

Dr. Fine  

Dr. Paul E. M. Fine

Professor, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine



Articles for discussion:

  1. Nathanson N, Fine PEM.  Poliomyelitis eradication – a dangerous endgame.  Science 2002; 296: 269-270.
  2. WHO Update

Additional reading for those who wish to trace the issue of vaccine derived polio viruses:

  1. Fine PEM, Carneiro IAM. Transmissibility and persistence of oral polio vaccine viruses:
    implications for the global poliomyelitis eradication initiative.  Am J Epidemiol 1999; 150: 1001-
  2. Fine PEM, Sutter RW, Orenstein WA.  Stopping a polio outbreak in the post-eradication era.  Developments in Biologicals Progress in polio eradication: vaccine strategies for the end game 2001; 105: 129-147.
  3. Wringe A, Fine PEM, Sutter RW, Kew OM. Estimating the extent of vaccine-derived poliovirus infection. PLoS ONE 2008; 3: e3433; 1–10.

Additional Events:

PANEL DISCUSSION: Vaccination Strategies and Controversies:The Bumpy Road from ProgramImplementation towards Eradication
Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 3:30 - 4:50 pm
Foege Building, Genome Sciences S060
Reception immediately following

Flyer (pdf)

SPECIAL SEMINAR : “Herd Immunity: big ideas evolve….”
Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 3:30 to 4:50pm
South Campus Center 316L


Updated on May 16, 2011