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UNICEF-WHO Philippines: Polio Outbreak Situation Report #15 (6 February 2020)

Situation Report
Originally published



  • Since 27 January 2020, no new confirmed human case.

  • Currently, there are 13 cases of cVDPV2, one case with cVDPV1; one case with VDPV1; and one case with immunodeficiency-related VDPV type 2 (iVDPV2).

  • Third round of Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio mOPV2 started in Mindanao on 20 January targeting 3,102,973 children under 5. In the first 14 days of the campaign, 3,057,875 children under 5 were vaccinated.

  • NCR on 27 January started its first mOPV rounds, and targets 1,404,517 children under 5. In the first 4 days of the campaign, 1,126,979 children under 5 were vaccinated (80.2%). The second round is planned for 24 February-8 March 2020.

  • The first poliovirus Outbreak Response Assessment (OBRA) is planned from 8-14 February.

  • Current polio outbreak resulted from persistently low routine immunization coverage, poor sanitation, and hygiene.

  • Philippines is affected by both cVDPV1 and cVDPV2. cVDPV is considered a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).