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Polio this week as of 02 June 2020

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  • After a vaccine-derived poliovirus outbreak was detected in the Philippines in 2019, health workers have been working to close a polio immunity gap present amongst some of the nation’s children. Inthis story, we follow Joana, a nurse working to end polio in Manila.

  • Summary of new WPV and cVDPV viruses this week (AFP cases and environmental samples):

    • Afghanistan: six cVDPV2 cases
    • Burkina Faso: two cVDPV2 cases
    • Ethiopia: one cVDPV2 case
    • Côte d’Ivoire: three cVDPV2 cases