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Polio this week as of 26 February 2020

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  • Summary of new viruses this week (AFP cases and environmental samples):
    • Afghanistan: one WPV1 positive environmental sample
    • Pakistan: two WPV1 cases and 14 WPV1 positive environmental samples
    • Central African Republic: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
    • Benin: one cVDPV2 case
    • Ghana: six cVDPV2 cases and two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
    • Togo: two cVDPV2 cases