Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 20th, 2006
Scientists in the Netherlands and United States conducted a study "to assess the risk of introduction of poliovirus in a Cape Verdian community of Rotterdam, during the polio epidemic in Cape Verde in 2000."
Paul L. Mertens at the University of Rotterdam and collaborators explained, "All 225 insufficiently vaccinated 0- to 14-year-old Cape Verdian children (n=4188) and a random sample of 285 out of all 15- to 30-year-old Cape Verdians (n=5074) in Rotterdam were surveyed to assess travel behavior and vaccination coverage. Fecal specimens were collected and...
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