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Polio this week as of 9 September 2015

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  • A case of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2) has been reported with onset of paralysis on 20 July 2015 in Bamako city, Mali. The virus was isolated from a 19-month old boy of Guinean nationality. The closest genetic match to this case is from a case from Kankan, Guinea, with onset of paralysis on 30 August 2014. The genetic changes suggest that the cVDPV2 has been circulating for more than 12 months. Discussions are currently ongoing with national health authorities to plan and implement an urgent outbreak response. More

  • The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is proud to partner with the Global Citizen Festival on 26 September, featuring Ed Sheeran, Pearl Jam and other headliners to help fight extreme poverty and inequality around the world, and support approaches that will make life more sustainable for people and the planet