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Statement on the 10th IHR Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus

August 23, 2016

(World Health Organization) – The Committee unanimously agreed that the international spread of poliovirus remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), and recommended the extension of the Temporary Recommendations for a further three months. The Committee considered the following factors in reaching this conclusion.

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