The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a deep global health and economic crisis. The Polio Oversight Board (POB) remains steadfast in its resolve to secure a polio-free world, while reaffirming its commitment that polio-funded assets are at the service of countries to respond to this public health emergency, especially in the critical next phase of COVID-19 vaccine introduction and delivery. Read more on the last POB statement of 2020.
Summary of new WPV and cVDPV viruses this week (AFP cases and ES positives):
Pakistan: one WPV1 case, seven WPV1 and 16 cVDPV2 positive environmental samples Benin: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
Chad: one cVDPV2 case Cote D’Ivoire: three cVDPV2 cases
Democratic Republic of the Congo: one cVDPV2 case
Mali: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample