Updated 02.12.2019

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Poliovirus

The objective of poliovirus containment is to ensure secure handling and storage of eradicated polioviruses, thereby preventing release of eradicated poliovirus into the community. Poliovirus can still be found in facilities such as vaccine manufacturers and laboratories.

Requirements to poliovirus containment include biosafety and biosecurity procedures and are described in WHO’s Global Action Plan to minimize poliovirus facility-associated risk after type-specific eradication of wild polioviruses and sequential cessation of oral polio vaccine use (GAPIII).

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