A Q&A with Dr. John Modlin about Enteroviruses
Dr. John Modlin, an international expert in childhood infectious diseases, is the chair the Department of Pediatrics at DHMC and a professor of pediatrics (infectious disease) and of medicine at DMS. He is the former chair of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices; has served on many other influential national committees and advisory groups; and has authored more than 150 papers on the development and prevention of human enterovirus infections, poliovirus immunization, public policy on immunizations, and related topics. His studies and advocacy on the potential risks of polio vaccination contributed to a major change in U.S. poliovirus immunization policy in the mid-1990s—to the use of a killed rather than a live vaccine.
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- What are enteroviruses?
- How are enteroviruses spread?
- What is Enterovirus 71? How does it compare to polio?
- Why are you concerned about an outbreak of Enterovirus 71?
- Why did polio spread through the upper middle class in the late 1800s?
- Is there a treatment or vaccine for Enterovirus 71?
- How did you get interested in enteroviruses and polio?
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