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Urgent Public Health Message: Urgent actions in response to detection of Vaccine Derived Polio Virus type 2 in London sewage samples

UK Health Security Agency have issused a urgent public health message for the NHS on the detection of Vaccine Derived Polio Virus type 2 in London sewage samples. Health professionals are urged to fully investigate and report any suspected cases of Acute Flaccid paralysis / Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM/AFP) not explained by a non-infectious cause. The guidance also contains information about enhanced laboratory surveillance for enteroviruses and polio catch-up vaccinations.  

Further background and information can be found on the UKHSA website 

 

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