Protecting Australia from Future Polio Outbreaks

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Paterson, B. J., Martin, N., & Durrheim, D. N. (2015). Protecting Australia from Future Polio Outbreaks. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 7(1).


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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