Containment Certification Scheme to support the WHO Global Action Plan for Poliovirus Containment (GAPIII-CCS)

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Containment includes biosafety and biosecurity requirements for laboratories, vaccine production sites, or any other facility that handles or stores eradicated polioviruses, to minimize the risk of these viruses being released into the community. Containment of eradicated polioviruses is a key objective of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018, and will be critical for maintaining the global polio-free status.