While we are in the middle of the endgame strategy to end polio, wild polio virus cases are still occurring in the border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan. We pass along weekly updates from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative on this site, click Read more... below.
Polio this week as of 18 September 2018
 
 
 
Headlines
  • Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: Afghanistan – one new case of wild poliovirus (WPV1). Democratic Republic of Congo – two new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2).  See country sections below for more details.
  • Featured on www.polioeradication.org: Coffee with Polio Experts – Darcy Levison of WHO talks about the logistical challenges of reaching every child in the Lake Chad subregion.
 Afghanistan:  
  • One new case of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1), from Kandahar province, Kandahar district, with onset of paralysis on 11 August.  This brings the total number of WPV1 cases in 2018 to 14..
 Pakistan: 
No new cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) were reported in the past week.  The total number of WPV1 cases in 2018 remains four.
Nigeria:  
  • No new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases were reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases reported in Nigeria in 2018 is eight.