Jonas Salk's Polio Vaccine Makes A Comeback

April 12, 2015 11:03 AM

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Jonas Salk's Polio Vaccine Makes A Comeback

The injectable polio vaccine marks its 60th birthday today. For many people, it seems like a relic — isn't the oral version, not the injectable, the vaccine that's supposed to end polio within a few years?

But after being eclipsed by the oral polio vaccine, the injectable version has made a quiet comeback in some developed countries, including the U.S. And now the vaccine introduced by physician Jonas Salk in 1955 is re-emerging on the global level. Health experts believe it is key to eliminating the ...

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