WHO EMRO Weekly Epidemiological Monitor Volume 6 Issue 43 & 44 Sunday 03 November 2013

from World Health Organization
Published on 03 Nov 2013 View Original

Polio in the EMR

As of 02 November 2013, wild poliovirus has been confirmed in four countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) of WHO with 254 paralyzed children reported from these countries to date. In comparison, at the same period in 2012, there were only two countries in the region with wild poliovirus and 81 cases of paralyzed children were reported from these countries.