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15 Dec 2017 description

Polio this week as of 13 December 2017

  • New on polioeradication.org: Technical advisory groups met last week to review progress made to eradicate polio in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and advise on the way forward to further improve the quality of programme implementation during the low transmission season.

  • In Pakistan, the polio eradication programme and the routine immunization programme are working hand in hand to increase vaccination coverage in urban areas.

14 Dec 2017 description

General developments & political & security situation

· Shoygu: Russian troops started departing from Syria.

· Kazakh Foreign Ministry: Astana 8 will be held on 21 and 22 December 2017.

13 Dec 2017 description

Highlights:

  • During this week 2 AFP case was reported from Damascus.

  • 16 Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week; mostly from Ar-Raqqa 5 cases, Damascus 3 cases, Lattakia 3 cases.

13 Dec 2017 description

Key highlights

  • Four new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week. Three cases were reported from Mayadeen district, one case from Boukamal district, Deir EzZor governorate. The most recent case (by date of onset) is 21 September 2017 from Boukamal district.

  • The total number of confrmed cVDPV2 cases is 74.

  • Global Polio Eradicaton Initatve (GPEI) partners contnue to support the Syrian Ministry of Health with planning for the second phase of the outbreak response.

13 Dec 2017 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on 03 December it had fully captured Deir al-Zor’s eastern countryside from Islamic State with the help of both the U.S.-led coalition and Russia.

  • Miqdad, meeting the National Committee of Syrian expatriates in the Netherlands: Unity of Syrian land and people is an indisputable principle.

08 Dec 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 3-9 December and includes updates on influenza, Listeria monocytogenes IVb, measles, MERS-CoV, plague, poliomyelitis, rubella, and yellow fever.

06 Dec 2017 description

Highlights:

  • During this week 4 AFP case was reported, 2 cases from Dar'a, one cases from Damascus and one case from Aleppo.

  • 20 Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week; mostly from Lattakia 4 cases, Dar'a 4 cases, Deir-ez-Zor 4 cases.

06 Dec 2017 description

All hands on deck to stop polio in Syria amidst conflict

Amidst conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria, health workers are battling to end the current polio outbreak. Since the World Health Organization announced the outbreak on 8 June 2017, 70 cases have been confirmed, with 67 in Deir Ez-Zor governorate, two in Raqqa and one in Homs.

Vaccinating children

06 Dec 2017 description

Key highlights

  • No new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week. The most recent case (by date of onset) is 9 September 2017 from Mayadeen district.

  • The total number of confirmed cVDPV2 cases remains 70.

  • Planning continues for the second phase of the outbreak response. The Syrian Ministry of Health has requested additional doses of mOPV2 and IPV for two further immunization rounds.

01 Dec 2017 description

Contents

729 Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization, October 2017 – conclusions and recommendations

Sommaire

729 Réunion du Groupe stratégique consultatif d’experts sur la vaccination, octobre 2017 - conclusions et recommandations