Vaccine breakthrough brings researchers closer to eliminating polio worldwide.
-Scientists create a temperature-stable vaccine for use in developing countries where refrigeration may be unavailable.
-Injectable vaccine, freeze-dried into a powder, kept at room temperature for four weeks and then rehydrated, offered full protection against the polio virus when tested in mice.
Woo-Jin Shin, Daiki Hara, Francisca Gbormittah, Hana Chang, Byeong S. Chang, Jae U. Jung. Development of Thermostable Lyophilized Sabin Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine. mBio, 2018; 9 (6) DOI: 10.1128/mBio.02287-18