About the Authors
Central Virology Laboratory, Public Health Services, Ministry of Health, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
Israel Center for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
Unit of Molecular Prevention and Therapy of Human Diseases, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique FRE 2849, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France
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.