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21 Cases Of Vaccine-Derived Polio Reported So Far In 2017, Compared With 6 Wild Type Virus Cases

NPR: Mutant Strains Of Polio Vaccine Now Cause More Paralysis Than Wild Polio
“For the first time, the number of children paralyzed by mutant strains of the polio vaccine are greater than the number of children paralyzed by polio itself. So far in 2017, there have been only six cases of ‘wild’ polio reported anywhere in the world. … By contrast, there have been 21 cases of vaccine-derived polio this year…” (Beaubien, 6/28).

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