Polio this week as of 24 April 2019

from Global Polio Eradication Initiative
Published on 24 Apr 2019 View Original
  • Starting 24 April to 30 April 2019, World Immunization Week is celebrated across the world. This year’s theme is Protected Together: Vaccines Work!, which aims to spotlight the important role parents, communities, health workers, innovators and everyday vaccine heroes play in ensuring everybody benefits from the lifesaving vaccines.

  • Summary of new viruses this week: Afghanistan—three wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases and three WPV1-positive environmental samples; Pakistan—advance notification of two wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases and 13 WPV1-positive environmental samples; Nigeria—two circulating vaccine-derived type 2 (cVDPV2) cases and six cVDPV2-positive environmental samples; Democratic Republic of Congo — one cVDPV2 case and two cVDPV2 community isolates; Somalia—one cVDPV2 case and one cVDPV2 contact isolate. See country sections below for more details.