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Title: Ninth meeting of the European Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication : Report on a WHO meeting, Vienna, Austria, 19-21 June 2000
Authors: European Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication. Meeting (9th: 2000: Vienna, Austria)
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: The participants at the Ninth Meeting of the European Regional Certification Commission were briefed on the progress towards poliomyelitis eradication globally and in the European Region. They reviewed the documentation for certification from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Moldova, Romania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The Regional Certification Commission planned to submit complete documentation for the certification of the European Region as polio free to the Global Commission in 2002. Continuing surveillance, however, was stressed as a long-term obligation. With eradication close, virus containment had become essential. The regional plan for the laboratory containment of wild polioviruses was presented. An inventory of laboratories containing wild poliovirus and other targeted potentially infectious materials was to be complete by the end of 2001. The discussion raised significant questions about the extent of the inventory, and indicated the activities and processes needed to start it in all countries. Each country was expected to have a coordinator, and many should have a task force, to oversee the successive steps of the containment process
Description: EURO
35 p.
Subject: Poliomyelitis
Immunization Programs
National Health Programs
Epidemiologic surveillance
Containment of Biohazards
Laboratory Infection
Context: prevention and control
metadata.dc.subject.other: Communicable Diseases and their Control
Gov't Doc #: EUR/01/5018750
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