Research Publications

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative coordinates and supports an extensive programme of research and product innovation to provide the best evidence, tools, and approaches to polio eradication, and guide policy for the post-eradication era.

Below are key publications from across the initiative’s primary areas of research

Key publications

VDPV research

Update on vaccine-derived polioviruses – Worldwide, January 2015-May 2016
5 August 2016

Notes from the Field: Circulating Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Outbreaks – Five Countries, 2014-2015
12 February 2016

Update on Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses – Worldwide, January 2014-March 2015
19 June 2015

Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses
1 November 2014

Vaccine-Associated Paralytic Poliomyelitis: A Review of the Epidemiology and Estimation of the Global Burden
1 November 2014

Multiple independent emergences of type 2 vaccine-derived polioviruses during a large outbreak in northern Nigeria
May 2013

Implications of a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus in Nigeria
24 June 2010

The Bumpy Road to Polio Eradication
24 June 2010

Evaluating the emergence of cVDPVs

Contribution of Environmental Surveillance Toward Interruption of Poliovirus Transmission in Nigeria, 2012-2015
1 May 2016

Surveillance Systems to Track Progress Toward Polio Eradication — Worldwide, 2014–2015
8 April 2016

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) presentation on the use of GIS technology in environmental surveillance for polio eradication
9 February 2015

Switch from oral to inactivated poliovirus vaccine in Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia: summary of coverage, immunity, and environmental surveillance
1 November 2014

iVDPV research

Poliovirus excretion among persons with Primary Immune Deficiency Disorders: Summary of data from Enhanced Poliovirus Surveillance in Egypt, 2011-2014
January 2016

Poliovirus excretion among persons with primary immune deficiency disorders: summary of a seven-country study series
1 November 2014

Screening for Long-term Poliovirus Excretion Among Children With Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders: Preparation for the Polio Posteradication Era in Bangladesh
1 November 2014

Prevalence of prolonged and chronic poliovirus excretion among persons with primary immune deficiency disorders in Sri Lanka
14 December 2012

The feasibility of identifying children with primary immunodeficiency disorders: preparation for the polio post-eradication era in Bangladesh
3 August 2012

Isolation of a type 3 vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV) from an Iranian child with X-linked agammaglobulinemia
October 2008