Laboratory Surveillance for Wild and Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses -- Worldwide, January 2007-June 2008

September 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;9/5/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 35, p967
The article presents updates on reports highlighting Global Polio Laboratory Network (GPLN) activities and vaccine-derived poliovirus surveillance from January 2007 to June 2008. It states that GPLN performance is monitored by the World Health Organization (WHO) through a yearly laboratory accreditation program. Stool specimens from acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) patients were used for the detection and characterization of wild poliovirus (WPV) isolates and transmission links.


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