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Pakistan


Status:
endemic

Most of Pakistan is polio-free. The country has never interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus. Transmission is intense in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), and periodically spreads to other parts of the country and internationally. 

Government of Pakistan's National Emergency Action Plan 2014

Financial resource requirements (2014 - 2016) for Pakistan


Polio this week in Pakistan

  • 21 new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week. Of these, 17 are from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) (2 from North Waziristan, 4 from South Waziristan and 11 from Khyber agency) and 4 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (1 from Tank (the first case from this district for 2014), 2 from Bannu, and 1 from Lakki Marwat). This brings the total number of polio cases in 2014 to 138 compared to 28 in 2013 by this date. The most recent onset of paralysis was on 24 August in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  • The high number of WPV1 cases reported this week are due to a backlog in the laboratory, and represents a period of onset from 20 July to 24 August.
  • No new circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) cases were reported in the past week. The latest case was in FR Bannu, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), with onset of paralysis on 27 May. The country has reported 18 cases of cVDPV2 in 2014.
  • Immunization activities are continuing with particular focus on known high-risk areas, in particular the newly opened areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. At exit points, 182 permanent vaccination points are being used to reach internally displaced persons.