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Sep 22, 2013

Remembering Albert Bruce Sabin and his legacy



         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Born: August 26, 1906

Died: March 3, 1993
 
Major Contribution:
 
Albert Sabin developed the widely-used, oral, attenuated ("live") poliovirus vaccine (OPV). A form of the oral attenuated vaccine is used today in the worldwide effort to eradicate acute poliomyelitis. However, some countries including the United States, recommend the IPV (inactivated polio vaccine).
 
Note: Poliomyelitis is next disease that is targeted for eradication after smallpox.
 
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