Published in Vaccine Weekly, September 1st, 1997
Columbia University researchers Alan W. Dove and Vincent R. Racaniello suggest that it would. In an editorial focusing on the risks of ending polio vaccination, they noted that poliovirus stocks are distributed among thousands of sites and that the small size and infectious nature of the viral complementary DNA would make it possible for terrorists to create new stocks.
"In a city of 10 million unvaccinated individuals, a rough estimate would be that a single release of virus could result in 7,000 paralytic cases," they wrote in the journal Science ("The Polio...
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