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Polio eradication this week:

 

 

  • For the first time ever, no cases of wild poliovirus have been reported in Africa in the last 4 months. The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 11 August in Somalia.

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  • In the north of Madagascar, supplementary immunization activities are currently underway in response to the outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1. National Immunization Days are planned for 19 – 23 January.

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Key publications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  •  67th World Health Assembly (WHA) – May 2014 Poliomyelitis: intensification of the global eradication initiative. Report by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, as at 21 March 2014
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