Poliomyelitis and the Role of Risk Analysis in Global Infectious Disease Policy and Management
by Kimberly M. Thompson, Risk Analysis 2006;26(6):1419-1422. PDF

This short paper provides an introduction to the Risk Analysis special issue on poliovirus. The introduction identifies the key role that risk analysts can play in policy decisions to help provide structure that promotes shared understanding of the issues and key uncertainties. The special issue provides essential information that analysts and policymakers will need to quantitatively characterize the risks, benefits, and costs of the future options for managing the risks of polioviruses after the successful eradication of wild polioviruses.
Background on polio