No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  We are now 2 weeks since the most recent reported Wild Polio Case – on 7/20/23 in Pakistan. 

What is that Polio Picture? Did you know POLIO could be the second human disease to ever be eradicated? Rotary and its partners have reduced Polio cases by 99.9% since 1988. World Polio Day is October 24, 2023.

A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2023 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 192 Benin – 3, Burkina Faso – 2, Central African Republic – 10, Chad – 20, Cote d’ Ivoire – 2, DR Congo – 107, Indonesia – 3, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 13, Mali – 3, Mozambique – 3, Nigeria – 19, Somalia – 2, Tanzania – 1, Zambia – 1.

New Polio Cases & Samples This Week –

  • Pakistan: WPV1 case and two WPV1 positive environmental samples
  • Burkina Faso: one cVDPV2 case
  • Chad: Five cVDPV2 cases and two positive environmental samples
  • DR Congo: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
  • Madagascar:  10 cVDPV1 positive environmental samples

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

“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”

— Mahatma Gandhi

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 8/12/2023

1 new Polio cases reported this week. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 7/20/23.
2 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 8/12/2023

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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