About the Authors
- Lester M. Shulman, Yossi Manor, Danit Sofer, Rachel Handsher, Ella Mendelson
- Central Virology Laboratory, Public Health Services, Ministry of Health, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
- Tiberio Swartz
- Israel Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
- Francis Delpeyroux
- Unit of Molecular Prevention and Therapy of Human Diseases, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique FRE 2849, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France
- Ella Mendelson
- Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Conceived and designed the experiments: LS YM DS RH TS FD EM. Performed the experiments: LS YM DS RH FD. Analyzed the data: LS YM DS RH TS FD EM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LS YM DS FD. Wrote the paper: LS. Other: Coordinated study: LS. Coordinated the supplementary environmental surveillance for poliovirus and NPEV: YM. Responsible for immunological characterization of VDPV, conceived and carried out the program for determination of the immunological response of different cohorts to VDPV: DS RH TS. Coordinated and carried out neurovirulence testing of VDPV: FD. Assisted in the overall coordination of the study and the critical review of the manuscript: EM.