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Welcome to Polio Eradication Basics: Vaccine Derived Polioviruses, New Tools, and New Strategies

In this video, Ahmad Omid Rahimi introduces "Polio Eradication Basics: Vaccine Derived Polioviruses, New Tools, and New Strategies" (Step 3.1)
AHMAD OMID RAHIMI: Hello, everyone. My name is Omid Rahimi. I’m a research coordinator at the Global Innovations Consultancy Services in Afghanistan. In this section, we are going to briefly explore vaccine-derived [? paralysis ?] associated with oral polio vaccine, as well as new tools and strategies aiming to reduce the risk of vaccine-derived polio.

Ahmad Omid Rahimi, MD, MPH Global Innovations Consultancy Services, Afghanistan

As you watch this video, consider these questions:

  • What is the key difference between wild poliovirus and vaccine derived poliovirus?
  • Should the goal of ‘eradication’ include both types?
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