One Wild Polio cases reported this week.  We are now 1 week since the most recent reported Wild Polio Case – on 5/16/23 in Afghanistan. 

What is that Polio Picture? Africa’s largest polio vaccination campaign since 2020 kicks off today in three West and Central African countries, in a combined effort by national health authorities to immunize a total 21 million children under the age of five.

The exercise, which will begin in Cameroon, Chad and Niger before being extended to the Central African Republic next week, comes in response to 14 detections of type-2 poliovirus in the countries so far this year: one sample from environmental surveillance in Niger tested positive; six confirmed cases were reported in Chad; and seven in the Central African Republic.

  • Novel OPV2 rollout: To date, approximately 620 million doses of nOPV2 have been administered across 29 countries under its WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL). An additional 14 countries have met the requirements for nOPV2 use in the event of an outbreak. For more information on nOPV2, visit: www.polioeradication.org/nOPV2
A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2023 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 91 Benin – 2, Central African Republic – 7, Chad – 8, Cite d’ Ivoire – 1, DR Congo – 49, Indonesia – 3, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 9, Mozambique – 3, Nigeria – 6, Somalia – 2.

New Polio Cases & Samples This Week –

    • Afghanistan: one WPV1 case
    • Pakistan: two WPV1 positive environmental samples
    • Algeria: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
    • Burundi: four cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
    • Central African Republic: one cVDPV2 case
    • United States of America (New York): 16 cVDPV2 positive environmental sample

Summary of new Polioviruses This Week –

    • Afghanistan: one WPV1 case and five WPV1 positive environmental samples
    • Pakistan: two WPV1 positive environmental samples
    • Chad: two cVDPV2 cases
    • DRC: five cVDPV2 cases
    • Zambia: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 909 Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 3, Benin – 11 (3 in 2021), Burundi – 1, Cameroon – 3 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic – 5, Chad -44 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 507 (28 in 2021), Republic of Congo – 1, Eritrea – 1, Ethiopia – 1, Ghana – 3, Indonesia – 1, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 14 (13 in 2021), Malawi – 4, Mali – 2, Mozambique – 22 (2 in 2021), Niger – 15 (18 in 2021), Nigeria – 48 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 5 (1 in 2021), Sudan – 1, Togo – 2, United States – 1, Yemen – 162 (69 in 2021).

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases -689 in 22 Countries.  

2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 1,113 in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

“Just because you haven’t found your talent yet, doesn’t mean you don’t have one.

— Kermit the Frog, from the Muppets 

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 6/10/2023

0 new Polio cases reported this week. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 2/20/23.
2 WPV1 and 0 CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
1 Wild Polio cases – 2023
20 Wild Polio cases – 2022
1 Wild Polio case – 2021
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 6/10/2023

2 new Polio cases reported this week. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 5/16/23.
5 WPV1 and 0 CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
4 Wild Polio cases – 2023
2 Wild Polio case – 2022
4 Wild Polio cases – 2021
56 Wild Polio cases – 2020

Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!

Terry Ziegler, Polio Update Newsletter Editor Rotary Region 36

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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