Outbreaks Following Wild Poliovirus Importations -- Europe, Africa, and Asia, January 2009-September 2010

November 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;11/5/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 43, p1393
The article reports on the outbreak of wild poliovirus (WPV) in Africa, Asia and Europe from January 2009-September 2010. Although the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Europe polio-free in 2002, 476 cases of WPV are confirmed in the region. A total of 215 cases in 15 countries in Africa resulted from importations. However, the outbreaks have been contained through aggressive vaccinations.


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