Past Poliovirus Surveys of U.S. Laboratories

As part of Phase 1 of the Global Action Plan to Minimize Poliovirus Facility–Associated Risk after Type-Specific Eradication of Wild Polioviruses and Sequential Cessation of Oral Poliovirus Vaccine Use (GAPIII)external icon, the U.S. National Authority for Containment is responsible for surveying laboratories and other facilities in the United States that may possess poliovirus materials. The surveys gather information about poliovirus infectious materials and potentially infectious materials (e.g. stool and respiratory secretion specimens) that are currently in use and/or stored by these facilities.

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