Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Global Poliovirus Surveillance.

  title={Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Global Poliovirus Surveillance.},
  author={Delayo Zomahoun and Ashley L Burman and Cynthia J. Snider and Claire Chauvin and Tracie J. Gardner and Jacquelyn S Lickness and Jamal A. Ahmed and O M Diop and Sue K Gerber and Abhijeet Anand},
  journal={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  volume={69 5152},
On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (1). On March 24, 2020, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) suspended all polio supplementary immunization activities and recommended the continuation of polio surveillance (2). In April 2020, GPEI shared revised polio surveillance guidelines in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which focused on reducing the risk for transmission… Expand

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