Somalia + 4 more

Horn of Africa Polio Outbreak Bulletin, 1 July 2013


Situation analysis

  • In the Horn of Africa, the outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) has reached 31 cases, 25 from Somalia (primarily from Banadir region) and 6 from Kenya (Dadaab in north-eastern Kenya). This is the first WPV outbreak in Somalia since 2007 and in Kenya since 2011.

  • In response to the outbreak and to prevent further spread, 3 vaccination campaigns with oral polio vaccine (OPV) have been held in Somalia, 2 each in Kenya and Ethiopia and 1 each in Djibouti and Yemen. The next campaigns are starting 30 June in Yemen, 1 July in Somalia and Kenya and 5 July in Ethiopia.