We are down to the polio endgame with an extremely small number of new cases being detected. Follow this story for weekly updates on polio progress.
Polio this week as of 4 October 2017
 
 
 
HeadlinesSummary of newly-reported viruses this week: Syria: seven new circulating vaccine derived poliovirus 2 (cVDPV2) cases reported, five cases from Mayadeen and one case from Boukamal districts, Deir Ez-Zor governorate, and one case from Thawra district, Raqqa governorate. Three new cVDPV2 positives from healthy children, two from Mayadeen and one from Bokamal districts, Deir Ez-Zor governorate. Pakistan: four new wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) positive environmental samples, three reported in Sindh province, and one in Balochistan province. See country-specific sections for further details.


Afghanistan:  No new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week. The total number of WPV1 cases for 2017 remains six. The most recent case in the country had onset of paralysis on 10 July, from Zabul province, neighboring Kandahar province and Pakistan.
    Preparations are underway for the implementation of vaccination campaigns in 22 high risk districts in the Southern Region during the first half of October. These will take place under enhanced supervision and monitoring from the regional and national level.
 
Pakistan:  No new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week. The total number of WPV1 cases for 2017 remains five.
Four new wild poliovirus type 1 positive environmental samples were reported in the last week. Three samples are from Sindh province, two from Karachi Gadap district, and one from Karachi Landhi district. One sample was collected from Balochistan province, Loralai district. This latter sample is the first positive to be detected at Loralai since it became a sampling site in December last year.
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Nigeria:  No new cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) were reported in the past week.  The total number of WPV1 cases for 2016 remains four and no cases have been reported in 2017.  The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 21 August 2016 in Monguno Local Government Area, Borno.
   Nigeria continues to implement an emergency response to the detected WPV1 strain and circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) strains affecting the country (last detected in 2016).