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Title: Eighth meeting of the Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication : report on a WHO meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark 27-28 January 2000
Authors: European Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication. Meeting (8th: 2000: Copenhagen, Denmark)
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: The eighth meeting of the European Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication was held at the WHO Regional Office for Europe on 27628 January 2000. The purpose of the Meeting was to discuss the surveillance of enteroviruses in countries where polio has long been absent; to discuss the plan for containment as part of the certification process in the Region, and to finalize the plan for certification in the Region for 200062003. The Commission was briefed on global and regional plans for containment of polioviruses. The global plan requires completion of the containment process as an essential task before any country can be considered for certification. It may be possible to use a special approach towards surveillance for enteroviruses so as to collect more evidence to prove the absence of wild polioviruses in non-endemic countries. The timetable for regional certification was reviewed and finalized. The certification process is on course for completion of work on elimination of transmission by mid-2002 (excluding completion of containment activities)
Description: EURO; ONLINE
13 p.
Subject: Poliomyelitis
Immunization Programs
Regional Health Planning
National Health Programs
Context: prevention and control
metadata.dc.subject.other: Communicable Diseases and their Control
Gov't Doc #: EUR/00/5018750
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