‘There Is An Ongoing Risk of International Spread of Polio’ – Vax Before Travel

The 23rd meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (IHR) regarding the spreading of poliovirus was convened on December 11, 2019, to address ongoing polio outbreaks in various countries.

Announced in a press release on January 7, 2020, the Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPV) from various countries, which is as follows:

Wild poliovirus

The Committee remains gravely concerned by the significant increase in WPV1 cases globally reaching 113, as of December 11, 2019, compared to 28 for the same period in 2018.

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