Somalia cVDPV Outbreak Response Situation Report #13 (15 November 2018)


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.

  • No new positive samples have been reported from environmental surveillance this week.

  • Intra-campaign data from the third national immunization days (NIDs) round indicates 98% of the target population under five in accessible areas received bOPV during the campaign. More than 3 million children across Somalia were targeted in the round, which was synchronized with Kenya and Ethiopia. Administrative data is still being finalized.