Laboratory Surveillance for Wild and Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses -- Worldwide, January 2008-June 2009

September 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;9/4/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 34, p950
The article discusses the focus of Global Polio Laboratory Network (GPLN) on identifying polioviruses from persons suffering of acute flaccid paralysis. It further reports on its coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO) and how its data are used by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Data includes polio cases confirmation, their origin of importation, vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPV) and wild polioviruses (WPV).


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