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A WHO panel raises concerns about an increase in wild poliovirus cases, among other setbacks.
Ten years after primary vaccination, 73 of 75 participants had seroprotective antibody levels.
Alongside the finding that progress has stalled in hard-hit countries, the WHO and partners launch a new response strategy.
Two other health workers may have had similar exposure after treating the UK's second monkeypox patient.
Some health workers were not wearing adequate personal protective equipment, the report says.
The patient is a Nigeria resident who likely contracted the infection there before traveling to the United Kingdom.
The study provides evidence that population immunity is critical for the successful phase-out of oral polio vaccines.
The announcement comes as Nigeria is experiencing its largest outbreak, with 481 confirmed cases reported as of last week, 133 of them fatal.
Researchers described tactics and tools for use in conflict and humanitarian zones and showed threats from cominated blood bank supplies.
Young adult men are hardest hit by the typically rodent-borne disease.
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