Polio this week as of 9 August 2017

Report
from Global Polio Eradication Initiative
Published on 09 Aug 2017 View Original
  • The United Kingdom has announced £100 million in new funding to polio eradication to meet the final challenges. Details.

  • Front-line worker Khalida in Pakistan: part of building trust in vaccines. More.

  • Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: two positive environmental samples of wild poliovirus type 1 in Pakistan and one in Afghanistan; three new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus in Syria and three in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Details in country-specific sections below.

NA: onset of paralysis in most recent case is prior to 2016. Figures exclude non-AFP sources. Lao PDR cVDPV1, all others cVDPV2. cVDPV definition: see document “Reporting and classification of vaccine-derived polioviruses”