Newsdesk Infectious disease surveillance update

On Aug 11, 2016, more than 2 years since the last reported case of polio in Nigeria, the government reported cases of two children from Borno state in northern Nigeria who were paralysed with the disease. Genetic sequencing of the virus determined that the new cases are linked to the wild strain circulating in Borno in 2011, suggesting that low-level transmission of the virus has been ongoing without detection. This suggestion is unsurprising against the backdrop of a long-term and worsening humanitarian crisis in the region, making large areas hard to reach for vaccination teams.
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Newsdesk Source Type: research

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Abstract To address the biosafety and biosecurity concerns related to the manufacture of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), several manufacturers started producing it from attenuated Sabin strains. Slight immunological differences between wild and attenuated strains create a challenge for testing IPV potency, which is defined as the content of protective D-antigen determined in an ELISA test. Some ELISA reagents selected for testing conventional IPV made from wild strains (cIPV) may not be suitable for testing Sabin IPV (sIPV). This paper describes an ELISA procedure using human monoclonal antibodies selected to cap...
Source: Journal of Virological Methods - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: J Virol Methods Source Type: research
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