Polio this week as of 2 March 2016
The Director General of WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, upon the advice of the Emergency Committee, concluded that poliovirus continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Read the statement here.
The Journal of Infectious Diseases has published a supplemental journal on Nigeria’s polio eradication effort. Read more here.
A new method to administer the inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV), developed by a collaboration of Australian institutions, has had promising results in animal trials. The Nanopatch may enable unprecedented levels of dose reduction.
There are seven weeks to go until the globally synchronized switch from the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine