Calibration of Ph. Eur. BRP batch 4 for oral poliomyelitis vaccine (OPV)

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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Poliomyelitis (polio) is a highly infectious disease that affects mostly young children and which may lead to paralysis and death. Prevalence of polio has considerably decreased. However, the effort of global eradication through immunisation needs to be continued to prevent infection risks in non-vaccinated populations by wild, as well as vaccine-derived, polioviruses. In addition, the stockpile of oral poliomyelitis vaccine (OPV) must be maintained for emergency cases even after eradication. To this end relevant reference standards must be available for the quality control (QC) of polio v…

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