Expert consultation on scientific evidence linked to polio virus in Israel and Syria

meeting report

​In response to the recent events of wild-type poliovirus (WPV) circulation in Israel and a cluster of poliomyelitis cases in Syria, ECDC published two risk assessments for the EU/EEA on 26 September and 24 October 2013, respectively. As a further response to these two events and the recommendations presented in the risk assessments, ECDC called an expert consultation meeting on 5 November 2013.