Polio this week - as of 2 April 2014

Report
from Global Polio Eradication Initiative
Published on 02 Apr 2014 View Original

The data table below is as of 2 April 2014

  • The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) has met in Geneva on 1-3 April to discuss measures to prevent further international spread of polio, progress in eliminating wild and vaccine derived poliovirus and the status of the preparation for global OPV2 withdrawal. Final recommendations will be published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record.

  • The outbreak in North Waziristan, Pakistan, continues, with three new cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) and two new circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases reported this week. In the Middle East, Syria reported two new WPV1 cases, one each from Aleppo and Hama provinces.