Wayne State University Poliovirus Containment Survey

The U.S. National Authority for Containment (US NAC), located in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is currently conducting the National Inventory for Poliovirus Containment. The United States government is joining all other national governments to implement the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Action Plan for Poliovirus Containment (GAP III). As we near full eradication of polio, it is important to identify and reduce the risks of reintroducing the virus to the population.

A national survey is critical to the US NAC efforts and the questions are intended to identify laboratories or facilities that possess any materials that contain infectious or potentially infectious poliovirus material. Even if your work or research does not directly relate to poliovirus, please be aware that any biological or environmental sample may contain the virus if collected in a time and place where wild poliovirus (WPV) or vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) was circulating or where oral polio vaccine (OPV) was in use.

Wayne State University has been asked to identify relevant research groups that should be invited to participate in this national survey.

To accomplish this task, we ask that you complete the WSU US NAC Survey by October 31, 2023.  All relevant research groups identified will subsequently be contacted directly by the US NAC and asked to participate in their full survey.

Please note: You must be logged into the Wayne State system using your WSU Access ID (e.g., aa1234) and password.  You will be denied access to the form if you attempt to open it while logged into a different platform (e.g., Karmanos, Henry Ford, etc.).

Please contact WSU's Biosafety Program at (313) 993-7597 if you have any questions regarding this request.

Thank you for your attention to this important federal mandate.

Contact info

Julie O'Connor

Director, Research Communications
Phone: 313-577-8845
Email: julie.oconnor@wayne.edu