No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  We are now 8 weeks since the most recent reported Wild Polio Case – on 2/20/23 in Pakistan. 

What is that Polio Picture? World Immunization Week – April 24-30

Join us in advocating for polio eradication and the importance of vaccines. As one of the greatest advances of modern medicine, vaccines are safe, effective, and save millions of lives each year. Our progress in the fight to end polio is proof that vaccines work.

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative estimates that the polio vaccine has saved more than 20 million children around the world from paralysis. However, approximately 12.5 million children are totally unvaccinated. They are known as zero-dose children, and vaccinating them is critical to stopping Polio for good. We must continue vaccinating the world’s children against polio, because polio anywhere is a threat everywhere.

World Immunization Week – April 24-30, 2023

Rotary founder Paul Harris was born on April 19,1868 in Racine, Wisconsin, USA. Thanks to his extraordinary vision, to this day, Rotary members around the world are united in fostering friendship and creating lasting change.

A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2023 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 49  Benin – 2, Central African Republic – 5, Chad – 5, DR Congo – 23, Indonesia – 3, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 5, Mozambique – 3, Nigeria – 1, Somalia – 1.

New Polio Cases & Samples This Week –Afghanistan – 3 WPV1 Samples, Algeria – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Burundi – 2 cVDPV2 Samples, Mozambique – 3 cVDPV1 Cases.

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 844  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 – 476 (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

“Our deepest fear isn’t inadequacy. It’s that we’re powerful beyond measure.

— Marianne WIlliamson, American author, spiritual leader and Democrat Presidential Candidate 

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 4/22/2023

0 new Polio cases reported this week. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 2/20/23.
0 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 4/22/2023

0 new Polio cases reported this week. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 8/29/22.
3 WPV1 and 0 CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
0 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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