Protecting Australia from Future Polio Outbreaks

Beverley J. Paterson, Nicolee Martin, David N. Durrheim


Few countries have tested the sensitivity of their polio surveillance systems, undertaken a comprehensive risk assessment or questioned whether existing polio surveillance strategies are the optimal surveillance at this stage of the global eradication initiative. To address this challenge, a risk assessment and review of Australia's polio surveillance systems were undertaken to assess the potential risk of introduction of polio by an infected person, product or specimen.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *