Epidemiological Alert: Detection of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2) in the United States: Implications for the Region of the Americas - 21 July 2022

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Given the identification of a case of acute flaccid paralysis related to type 2 vaccine-derived poliovirus in an unvaccinated individual from Rockland County, New York, United States of America, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) reiterates to Member States to join efforts in order to maintain and strengthen surveillance for the detection of cases and achieve adequate vaccination coverage against poliomyelitis.