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

Corresponding Author

cvlsheba@netvision.net.il

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

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.