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September NaN, 1998


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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 1998;280(12):1112. doi:10.1001/jama.280.12.1112-JBK0923-5-1

An error crept into the otherwise very thoughtful review of Polio, by Drs Thomas M. Daniel and Frederick C. Robbins (JAMA, February 25, 1998). The name of the 2-year-old Peruvian boy who was the last person to acquire wild-type poliomyelitis in the Western hemisphere in August 1991 is Luis Fermin.1 He resided in the town of Pichinaki, Junin, Peru and his illness was due to type 1 poliovirus.2,3

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