FACTS & FIGURES
- There have been 706 cases globally
this year (635 type 1 and 71 type 3), compared with 1 126 cases at this
time last year (387 type 1, 735 type 3, four type 1/3 mixtures). 17 countries
have reported cases in 2010, compared with 21 at this time last year.
- As of 28 September, 151 districts
have been infected with wild poliovirus in 2010 - an almost 65% reduction
compared with the 408 districts infected at the same time last year.
- In September, Sierra Leone and Liberia
came off the active outbreak list (no cases in the past six months) while