Somalia cVDPV Outbreak Response Situation Report #3 (20 August 2018)

from World Health Organization, UN Children's Fund
Published on 20 Aug 2018 View Original

Situation Update
- One new case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week from Danyile district, Banadir region. No new cVDPV3 has been reported. The total number of cases is five: two cVDPV2, two cases of cVDPV3 and one case with a co-infection of cVDPV2 and cVDPV3.
- A second monovalent type-2 (mOPV2) vaccination round, aiming to reach 910,257 children under five, has concluded (4-7 August) in 37 districts in Central and South Somalia, synchronized with border areas of Kenya and Ethiopia. Initial data indicates that a total of 666,057 children received vaccination.
- One new environmental sampling site has been identified in Banadir region; collection will start in the coming week. A total of 10 cVDPV2 positive samples and seven cVDPV3 positive samples have been detected in four operational environmental sampling sites.
- WHO and UNICEF are working closely with the Government of Somalia, supporting the outbreak response in-country and coordinating on border areas involved in outbreak response activities.