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    • Avishai
    • 20.08.13 | 17:40 (IDT)

    Dear Allison, You are correct ... the population has the right to clear explanations... But these explanations should mention also the fact that also at an individual level, the risk to benefit ratio is in favor of receiving the OPV (oral live). This is because the IPV (inactivated) protection rate is 98-99%... Certainly worrying these days that the Polio virus has been found in feces. On the other side, OPV vaccination of children who have previously received 2 or more doses of IPV carries near to 0 risk.... We are in a totally different situation than when children used to receive only OPV... Even then the risk was minimal.

    from the article: Polio, panic and poop: Should Israeli parents share the immunological burden?
    First published 13:28 20.08.13 | Last updated 13:28 20.08.13
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