Polio and measles down the drain: Environmental Enterovirus Surveillance in the Netherlands, 2005-2015.

In conclusion, we detected PVs, Non-Polio EVs and measles virus in sewage and show that environmental surveillance is useful for poliovirus detection in the Netherlands where live Oral poliovirus Vaccine is not used and communities with lower vaccination coverage exist. EEVS led to the detection of EV types not seen in the CEVS showing that EEVS is complementary to CEVS.IMPORTANCE We show that environmental enterovirus surveillance complements clinical enterovirus surveillance for poliovirus detection, or exclusion, and for Non-Polio enterovirus surveillance.Even in the presence of adequate surveillance, only a very limited number of Sabin-like poliovirus strains was detected in a 10 year period and no signs of transmission of oral polio vaccine (OPV) strains in an exclusively inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) using country were found.Measles viruses can be detected during an outbreak in sewage samples collected and concentrated following procedures used for environmental enterovirus surveillance. PMID: 28432101 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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