Two new cases of cVDPV2 have been confirmed in Sudan, taking the total number of children paralysed to 46 from 13 states. One case was reported from North Kordofan state with onset of paralysis on 5 October 2020, and one case was reported from River Nile state with onset on 27 September 2020.
The positive environmental samples remain 11, all from environmental sampling sites in Khartoum State.
Two new positive cVDPV2 contacts have been reported from Gezira state, taking the total number of positive con- tacts to 14.
During this week the NPL reported 2 AFP cases with L20B isolate (from Khartoum and Red Sea States).
Afirst round of outbreak response is planned to begin on 28 November. Vaccinators aim to reach 8.6 million chil- dren under five in all 18 states of the country, using mOPV2 vaccine. A second vaccination round is planned for December.