Updated 02.12.2019

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Which facilities are concerned?

Companies working and possessing poliovirus or materials potentially infectious for poliovirus, are subject to the amendment of the Law on Health (Control measures on poliovirus and other biological substances) from 18/12/2018.
These can for example include:

  • Manufacturers of polio vaccine
  • Reference laboratories
  • Research institutions (for example performing research on the respiratory or digestive tract, nutrition, pharmacology, neurology)
  • Biobanks
  • Hospitals
  • Treatment plants with wastewater sample collections

 

If you are one of these facilities

Contact CBB

Requirements for companies with poliovirus or PIM vary depending on which material they possess, and which stage of the eradication campaign has been reached (see decision-trees below). Companies with poliovirus or PIM are therefore required to contact CBB for guidance on retention or destruction of the materials.

WHO certificate

Companies possessing poliovirus material can chose voluntarily to also apply for a certificate from WHO.

CBB coordinates the certification process according to WHO’s guidelines. Contact CBB to apply.

Retention of infectious or potentially infectious material

Companies that wish to continue storing, working and possessing material in Denmark must apply for a permit and fulfill the legal requirements regarding poliovirus.

WHO certificate

Companies possessing poliovirus material can chose voluntarily to also apply for a certificate from WHO.

CBB coordinates the certification process according to WHO’s guidelines.

Inspections

As part of the legislation on poliovirus containment, CBB will perform inspections to ensure that companies comply with the legal requirements. For companies that wish to obtain a certificate from WHO, audits will be performed according to WHO’s guidance on poliovirus containment. See the documents Timeline for permits and certification and "Containment Certification Scheme" (CCS).

Contact us

Centre for Biosecurity and Biopreparedness 
Statens Serum Institut

5 Artillerivej
DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Telefon: +45 32688127
Email: cbb@ssi.dk