Global Wild Poliovirus Cases Reach Lowest Level In 2017, Gaps In Surveillance Remain, Report Shows

CIDRAP News: Polio trends promising, but surveillance gaps linger
“In 2017, the number of global wild poliovirus (WPV) cases sank to its lowest level, and though surveillance markers are improving in many countries, remaining gaps mean that progress is fragile, according to a new snapshot that looked at trends for 2016 and 2017. Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported their findings [Thursday] in the latest edition of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)…” (Schnirring, 4/12).