National Reference Centre for Polio

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In order to prevent the spread of imported polio viruses, the WHO demands the following measures from national health authorities:

Maintaining and documenting high population vaccination levels.

 Conducting AFP (acute flaccid paralysis) surveillance (i.e. mandatory reporting of cases of flaccid paralysis) in children and youths aged 15 or under.

 Enterovirus monitoring, quality controls of enterovirus diagnosing laboratories.

 Collecting data on and conducting inspections of laboratories in which wild polio virus types and / or potential wild polio virus-containing material is stored. These must now be cultivated and stored only in security laboratories (BSL-3 laboratories).

 

In order to prevent the spread of imported polio viruses, the WHO demands the following measures from national health authorities:

Maintaining and documenting high population vaccination levels.

 Conducting AFP (acute flaccid paralysis) surveillance (i.e. mandatory reporting of cases of flaccid paralysis) in children and youths aged 15 or under.

 Enterovirus monitoring, quality controls of enterovirus diagnosing laboratories.

 Collecting data on and conducting inspections of laboratories in which wild polio virus types and / or potential wild polio virus-containing material is stored. These must now be cultivated and stored only in security laboratories (BSL-3 laboratories).

 

Contact

Mag. Birgit Prochazka
Phone: +43 50 555-37242
Währingerstraße 25a
1096 Wien



Mag. Birgit Prochazka
Phone: +43 50 555-37242
Währingerstraße 25a
1096 Wien




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