Pakistan + 25 more

Polio this week as of 14 October 2020


  • Dear polio eradication supporter, last month I was delighted to join a very long-awaited celebration at the WHO African Regional Committee of a global public health milestone… Read more of Polio Oversight Board Chair’s quarterly letter.

  • Take a look at the newly published nOPV2 technical brief that provides a quick summary of the key operational considerations for the use of nOPV2 in outbreak response as a quick reference for EPI managers, immunization focal points, and field staff.

  • Summary of new WPV and cVDPV viruses this week (AFP cases and ES positives):

      • Afghanistan: one WPV1 case, one WPV1positive environmental sample and 11 cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
      • Pakistan: three WPV1 cases, three WPV1 positive environmental samples and 10 cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
      • Burkina Faso: one cVDPV2 AFP case
      • Côte d’Ivoire: four cVDPV2 cases
      • Guinea: eleven cVDPV2 cases
      • Mali: four cVDPV2 cases
      • Niger: three cVDPV2 AFP cases

See country sections below for more details.