THE CUTTER INCIDENT

CDC Dox 13.PDF

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Description

In 1955, some lots of polio vaccine given to the public contained live poliovirus. Over 250 cases of polio were attributed to vaccines produced by one company: Cutter Laboratories. This case, which came to be known as the Cutter Incident, resulted in many cases of paralysis. The vaccine was recalled as soon as cases of polio were detected.
This document written by Neal Nathanson and Alexander Langmuir is the report on the event.

Source

"The David J. Sencer CDC Museum at the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027
www.cdc.gov/museum"

Citation

“THE CUTTER INCIDENT,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed September 29, 2020, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/6307.