Twelfth meeting of the Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication : review of documentation from selected NIS countries and Turkey : report on a WHO meeting, Istanbul, Turkey 27-28 September 2001
AbstractThe purposes of the Meeting were: to brief the participants on the global and regional status of poliomyelitis eradication; to review the documentation for certification from four countries (Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan); to review the situation in Bulgaria with regard to the importation of wild poliovirus into the country; to review progress in the laboratory containment of wild polioviruses in the Region; and to review and update the regional action plan for certification in 2002. The Regional Certification Commission commended the efforts made by presenting countries and recognized the definite progress in poliomyelitis eradication, acute flaccid paralysis surveillance and laboratory activity. The Commission confirmed that wild poliovirus had been imported into Bulgaria and that the duration of circulation was probably not much longer than three months, commended the measures undertaken by the Ministry of Health, and concluded that the incident in itself would not hinder the certification process in the European Region provided continuing surveillance confirms the absence of wild poliovirus circulation in Bulgaria. At the same time, the Commission underlined the absolute necessity of further improvements in some areas for the timely certification of the Region as poliomyelitis-free. The Commission formulated general comments and recommendations applicable to all four countries reviewed, as well as country-specific recommendations. The regional plan of action for wild poliovirus containment was updated and approved by all Commission members
Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication. Meeting (12th: 2001: Istanbul, Turkey) & World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. (2001). Twelfth meeting of the Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication : review of documentation from selected NIS countries and Turkey : report on a WHO meeting, Istanbul, Turkey 27-28 September 2001. Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/107377
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