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.