Syria cVDPV2 Outbreak Situation Report #14 - 19 September 2017

from World Health Organization, UN Children's Fund
Published on 19 Sep 2017 View Original

Key highlights

  • One new case of cVDPV2 confirmed this week, from Mayadeen district, Deir EzZor governorate. The case, a 9-month-old boy with no polio vaccination history, had onset of paralysis 19 June 2017.

  • The total number of cVDPV2 cases is 40. All confirmed cases to date have had onset of paralysis before 14 July 2017.

  • Preparations for the second Raqqa round continue.

  • Micro-plans are being updated for each of Raqqa’s districts. Pre-round C4D activities have started.

  • IPV vaccination for children missed in the second Deir Ez-Zor round continues through health facilities.

  • An IPV campaign targeting children aged between 2-23 months in Aleppo, Idlib and Hama is being planned to boost population immunity.