Laboratory surveillance for wild and vaccine-derived polioviruses, January 2004-June 2005.

  • Published 2005 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report

Abstract

A global network of 145 virology laboratories has been established by the World Health Organization (WHO) to support surveillance activities of the Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI). The Global Polio Laboratory Network analyzes stool specimens from patients with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) and environmental samples for the presence of polioviruses… (More)

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