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12 Jan 2012 description

Critical need to maintain immunity to poliovirus in India until global eradication achieved

ATLANTA / EVANSTON, Ill. / GENEVA / NEW YORK / SEATTLE ¦ 12 January 2012 – India appears to have interrupted wild poliovirus transmission, today completing one year without polio since its last case, in a 2-year-old girl in the state of West Bengal, on 13 January 2011.

17 Dec 2010 description
report Rotary

By Dan Nixon

Rotarians in the Republic of the Congo are stepping up their efforts to help stop the recent outbreak of wild poliovirus in their country.

The national PolioPlus committee has produced more than US$100,000 worth of posters, pamphlets, banners, T-shirts, and other materials to help mobilize public support for eradicating the disease.

At least 179 people have died in the outbreak, with 476 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) reported as of 7 December. Most of the cases involve young people between ages 15 and 29 and have occurred in the city of Pointe-Noire.

07 Dec 2010 description

Proposed Emergency Outbreak Response Activities including neighbouring areas of Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

(data as of 7 December 2010)

Current Situation:

As of 7 December, at least 476 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) and 179 deaths have been reported from the site of the acute poliomyelitis outbreak centred in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo. Six cases have been confirmed to have been caused by wild poliovirus type 1 and laboratory testing continues.

16 Nov 2010 description

Proposed Emergency Outbreak Response Activities including neighbouring areas of Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

(data as of 16th Nov 2010)

Current Situation:

As of 9 November, 324 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) and 146 deaths have been reported from the site of the acute poliomyelitis outbreak centred in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo. Five cases have been confirmed to have been caused by wild poliovirus type 1 and laboratory testing continues.

11 Nov 2010 description

La campagne cible les enfants et les adultes dans certaines zones de trois pays d'Afrique centrale

Brazzaville/Dakar, 11 novembre 2010 - Le premier tour d'une campagne de vaccination de masse ciblant 3 millions de personnes de tout âge débute vendredi (12 novembre) en réponse à une épidémie de polio faisant majoritairement et de manière inhabituelle, des victimes parmi les adultes.

11 Nov 2010 description

Young and old to be targeted in parts of 3 central African countries

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo/DAKAR, Senegal 11 November 2010 - The first wave of mass polio immunization campaigns -targeting 3 million people of all ages- is to begin on Friday (12 November) to address an unusual outbreak of polio that is primarily claiming victims amongst adults.

26 Oct 2010 description

Plus de 72 millions d'enfants vont être vaccinés dans 15 pays

Dakar/Brazzaville, 26 Octobre 2010 - Cette semaine, l'Afrique se mobilise pour saisir une opportunité sans précédent d'éliminer la polio en lançant une campagne de vaccination synchronisée dans 15 pays d'Afrique.

26 Oct 2010 description

Dakar/Brazzaville, 26 October - This week, Africa seizes an unprecedented chance to drive out polio when 15 countries across the continent launch a synchronized mass immunization campaign to reach

72 million children, capitalizing on gains made this year.