Testing for simian virus 40 (SV40) in polio virus vaccines

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Reference numberCPMP/BWP/1412/02
KeywordsPoliovirus, vaccine, simian virus 40 (SV40), PCR, fluorescent antibody test

This document discusses the risk of SV40 contamination in polio vaccines.


This position statement has been implemented in the relevant World Health Organization technical report series documents and relevant European Pharmacopoeia monographs. 

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