WPRO IRIS features official WPRO publications and documents uploaded until 31 March 2021.
Effective 1 April 2021, all WPRO publications and documents will be uploaded in the Global IRIS at https://apps.who.int/iris
This Guidance intends to facilitate the identification of materials potentially infectious for polioviruses within laboratories that handle human stool specimens, respiratory samples or environmental sewage. Depending on the place and time of collection, these materials may contain infectious polioviruses, which are eradicated (type 2) or nearly eradicated (types 1 and 3) in the wild. Identifying, eliminating the risk through destruction, or mitigating the risk of handling such materials is essential not only to maintain the safety of laboratory workers and their communities but also for the success of the global polio eradication effort.
21 页 English version published by WHO headquarters with document number WHO/POLIO/18.03