Diagnostic Technologies

Tools for poliovirus detection and surveillance


Following decades of intensive vaccination programs, poliovirus (PV) has been eliminated from large parts of the world, thanks in part to the focused efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Rotary International. Unfortunately, the virus remains endemic in several countries that are now the primary focus of eradication programs.


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RESOURCES: Fact Sheet: Polio Diagnostics at PATH