No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  We are now 8 weeks since the most recent reported Wild Polio Case – on 7/20/23 in Pakistan. Intensified efforts continue to be implemented in Pakistan, particularly in the southern area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, to urgently eradicate the remaining endemic WPV1 transmission.

What is that Polio Picture? Get Ready for World Polio Day 2023. World Polio Day, 24 October, is fast approaching. As a club or district leader, you can help us achieve our goal of a polio-free world by sharing the latest polio updates with your club’s members and in your community, and by continuing to raise funds for PolioPlus. Every dollar raised will be matched 2-to-1, up to US$150 million.

This year, each Rotarian is encouraged to make a personal donation (of a size dictated by their financial situation) to the PolioPlus Fund by World Polio Day. And for Club leaders to make sure each donation is recognized as Paul Harris or Major Donor credit.

A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2023 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 264 Benin – 3, Burkina Faso – 2, Burundi – 1, Central African Republic – 11, Chad – 33, Cote d’ Ivoire – 2, DR Congo – 145, Guinea – 5, Indonesia – 3, Israel – 1, Kenya – 5, Madagascar – 13, Mali – 6, Mozambique – 3, Nigeria – 24, Somalia – 3, Tanzania – 2, Yemen – 2, Zambia – 1.

New Polio Cases & Samples This Week –

  • DR Congo: six cVDPV1 cases, three cVDPV2 cases and four positive environmental samples
  • Guinea: four cVDPV2 cases
  • Kenya: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
  • Nigeria: five cVDPV2 cases and six cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
  • Somalia: one cVDPV2 case

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 912 Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 3, Benin – 11 (3 in 2021), Burundi – 1, Cameroon – 3 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic – 6, 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 – 16 (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

“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”

— Rene Descartes – French philosopher, scientist, and mathematician

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 9/9/2023

0 new Polio cases reported this week. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 7/20/23.
5 WPV1 and 0 CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
2 Wild Polio cases – 2023
20 Wild Polio cases – 2022
1 Wild Polio case – 2021
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 9/9/2023

0 new Polio cases reported this week. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 6/10/23.
WPV1 and 0 CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
5 Wild Polio cases – 2023 (all from Nangarhar Province)
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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