Polio Update


Polio this week as of 19 April 2017

  • Over the next two weeks, key global meetings will take place to review the global polio epidemiology and examine what additional efforts must be implemented to achieve a lasting polio-free world.  Next week, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) will meet in Geneva, as well the next meeting of the International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee on the spread of poliovirus (via teleconference).  These meetings will be followed the week after by the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB), convening in London.  Reports and outcomes of the meetings will be made available on www.polioeradication.org.
  • Summary of newly-reported viruses this week:  no new viruses reported this week.