November 18, 2022
Polio's endgame, another purple pinkie - another child saved!

Another Purple Pinkie – Another child saved!

Nov 18, 2022 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

What is that Polio Picture? Another Purple Pinkie – Another child saved!

Salk’s inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) entered human trials and was approved first. But it was Sabin’s oral polio vaccine (OPV) that became the global workhorse in polio eradication efforts and has been largely responsible for driving polio to the brink of extinction. However, polio isn’t gone, and the combination of COVID-19, ongoing conflict and political turmoil, has given polio the space it needed to fight back. Now, as polio eradication approaches its endgame, it is a combination of Salk’s and Sabin’s approaches that experts are hoping will prove to be humanity’s winning hand.
 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 556.  Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 1, Benin – 7 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic – 3, Chad – 18 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 235 (28 in 2021), Eritrea – 1, Ghana – 2, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 10 (13 in 2021), Malawi – 3, Mozambique – 16 (2 in 2021), Niger – 11 (18 in 2021), Nigeria – 38 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 4 (1 in 2021), Togo – 0, United States – 1, Yemen – 154 (69 in 2021).

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekAfghanistan – 2 WPV1 Samples, D R Congo – 6 cVDPV1 Cases + 17 cVDPV2 Cases, Nigeria – 3 cVDPV2 Samples, Yemen – 4 cVDPV2 Cases.

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

You should always believe you’re going to win.  The moment you show up and feel like you’re going to lose, you are going to lose.

Usain Bolt, Gold Medal Sprinter, 1986-

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 11/19/2022

0 new Polio cases were reported this week.
20 Wild Polio cases – 2022 (1 Wild Polio case, 2021). The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 9/20/22.
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020.
1 WPV1 and 0 cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 11/19/2022

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
2 Wild Polio case – 2022, (4 Wild Polio cases, 2021). The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 9/10/22.
56 Wild Polio cases – 2020.
2 WPV1 and 0 CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.

Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!

Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser 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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