Somalia cVDPV Outbreak Response Situation Report #12 (8 November 2018)

Situation Report
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Situation update

  • No new human cases have been reported from Somalia this week. Outbreak response activities continue around the concurrent outbreaks of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) type 2 and type 3.

  • The total number of cases remains 12: five cVDPV2 cases, six cVDPV3 cases, and one case with cVDPV2 and cVDPV3 coinfection.

  • Environment sampling continues in five sites in Somalia. This week, no new positive samples have been reported. A total 28 positive environmental samples have been confirmed in 2018.

  • Post-campaign monitoring is underway for the third national immunization days (NIDs) round using bOPV. The campaign, which was synchronized with Kenya and Ethiopia, aimed to reach 3 million children under five, with a focus on high-risk populations including IDPs and Nomadic populations.