Survey for potentially infectious materials containing polio virus – 2019

Poliovirus containment is a key objective of World Health Organization (WHO)’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative and Global Action Plan (GAPIII). Per GAPIII, each country is required to complete a national inventory of poliovirus-containing materials.  With the assistance of the NIH Office of Science Policy, the U.S. National Authority for Containment of Poliovirus (U.S. NAC), located in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently launched the National Inventory for Poliovirus Containment (NIPC).  U.S. NAC has requested Institutional Biosafety Committee Chairs and/or Biological Safety Officers forward information on a national inventory survey to principal investigators. 

CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is conducting an initial, internal survey to determine which investigators have materials that should be included in the national inventory survey.  Materials of interest are biological samples from humans, experimentally infected animals, sewage, or environmental waters that were collected in a time and place where wild poliovirus (WPV) circulated or oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) was in use.  This short survey will identify principal investigators that may possess materials of interest.  Based on the survey results, the BSO will work with the identified principal investigators to compile an inventory to be submitted to the U.S. NAC.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and for ensuring the U.S. NAC is able to maximize survey participation throughout the nation.  Additional information about the national survey can be found on the U.S. NAC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/polioviruscontainment/NIPC.htm

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* 1. Do you have any human respiratory, stool or sewage samples, OR tissue cultures inoculated with such samples?

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