October 02, 2021
Novel oral polio vaccine against type 2 poliovirus (nOPV2)

novel oral polio vaccine against type 2 poliovirus (nOPV2)

Oct 2, 2021 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

No new Wild Polio cases reported this week!

What is that Polio Picture? A decade in the making, the novel oral polio vaccine against type 2 poliovirus (nOPV2) could help the world finally reach Polio eradication.Photo: World Health Organization.

World Polio Day – October 24, 2021

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 307 Afghanistan – 43 (308 in 2020), Angola – 0 (3 in 2020),Benin – 2 (3 in 2020), Burkina Faso – 1 (65 in 2020), Cameroon – 0 (7 in 2020), CAR – 0 (4 in 2020), Chad – 0 (99 in 2020), Congo – 2 (2 in 2020), Cote d’ Ivoire – 0 (61 in 2020), DRC – 10 (81 in 2020), Ethiopia – 9 (36 in 2020), Ghana – 0 (11 in 2020), Guinea – 6 (44 in 2020), Liberia – 3 (0 in 2020),Madagascar – 8 (2 in 2020), Mali – 0 (52 in 2020), Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020),  Niger – 0 (10 in 2020), Nigeria – 151 (8 in 2020), Pakistan – 8 (135 in 2020), Philippines – 0 (1 in 2020), Senegal  – 14 (0 in 2020) ,Sierra Leone – 5 (10 in 2020), Somalia – 0 (13 in 2020), South Sudan – 9 (50 in 2020), Sudan – 0 (58 in 2020), Tajikistan – 32 (1 in 2020), Togo – 0 (9 in 2020), and Yemen – 3 (33 in 2020).

New This Week – Guinea – 1 cVDPV2 Environmental Sample, Madagascar – 2 cVDPV2 Cases, Mauritania – 2 cVDPV2 Samples, Senegal – 1 cVDPV2 Case & 3 cVDPV2 Samples

A total of 1,107 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

“Afghanistan is one of two countries in the world where polio remains endemic. With only one case of wild poliovirus reported so far this year, compared to 56 in 2020, there has never been a better time to eradicate polio. However, the polio program will struggle to respond if the basic immunization infrastructure begins to collapse around it.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization
Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
on their visit to Kabul

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
1 Wild Polio cases – 2021. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 1/27/21.
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020.  No WPV1 & CVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

0 new Polio cases reported this past week.
1 Wild Polio case – 2021. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 1/1/21.
56 Wild Polio cases – 2020.  No WPV1 & CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Sample 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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