Poliomyelitis

Polio is an infectious disease mostly contracted by children. One in two hundred people develop incurable paralysis after infection. In 1955, a vaccine was invented and was introduced on a wide scale. Thanks to global efforts, polio was eliminated from the Western Hemisphere by 1994, and has greatly decreased worldwide.

Read more

Latest outputs

Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 10-16 October 2021, week 41

Publication -

Publication

Poliomyelitis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018

Surveillance report -

Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 5 - 11 September, week 36

Publication -

Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 1-7 August, week 31

Publication -

Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 27 June-3 July 2021, week 26

Publication -

Data

Video on vaccination: Fighting polio

Video -

Data

Polio interactive map

Map -

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Biosecurity threat posed by botulinum toxin

Nov 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Global polio eradication: Where are we in Europe and what next?

Aug 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Preparedness and response against diseases with epidemic potential in the European Union: A qualitative case study of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and poliomyelitis in five member states

Jul 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Vaccines, trust and European public health

Jan 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Upsurge in echovirus 30 detections in five EU/EEA countries, April to September, 2018

Jan 2018

Related content

Vaccine-preventable diseases

2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic

Disease / public health area

Cholera

Disease / public health area

Congenital rubella syndrome (CRS)

Disease / public health area

COVID-19

Disease / public health area

Diphtheria

Disease networks

EUVAC.Net

EU/EEA National Immunisation Technical Advisory Groups (NITAG) collaboration