Pakistan + 19 more

Polio this week as of 18 March 2020


  • The COVID -19 pandemic response requires worldwide solidarity and an urgent global effort. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), with thousands of polio workers, and an extensive laboratory and surveillance network, has a moral imperative to ensure that these resources are used to support countries in their preparedness and response. Read more
  • Summary of new viruses this week (AFP cases and environmental samples):
    - Pakistan: five WPV1 cases, three WPV1 positive environmental samples and 13 cVDPV2 cases
    - Angola: one cVDPV2 case
    - Chad: two cVDPV2 cases
    - Côte d’Ivoire: one cVDPV2 case and one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
    - Malaysia: one cVDPV1 case