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Mali

Status: imported poliovirus

Mali is one of the countries in the “wild poliovirus importation belt” – a band of countries stretching from west Africa to central Africa and the Horn of Africa, which are recurrently re-infected with poliovirus originating from northern Nigeria. The immediate priority is to stop all active outbreaks using mop-up campaigns with monovalent oral polio vaccine in the infected areas, combined with a series of large-scale, synchronized supplementary immunization activities across most of the “importation belt” countries to protect against further importations.

  

Polio campaign monitoring

  

Polio this week in West Africa

  • No wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases have been reported in West Africa in 2014. The most recent WPV1 case in the region occurred in Tahoua province, Niger, with onset of paralysis on 15 November 2012.
  • No new cases of circulating vaccine derived polio virus (cVDPV) were reported this week. The only case of cVDPV reported this year was reported in Niger on 11 July 2013.
  • Even as polio programme staff across West Africa support efforts to control the Ebola outbreak affecting the region, preparations are going ahead for large scale multi-country vaccination campaigns in those countries not affected by Ebola, in mid-September.
  • A trivalent OPV campaign is planned for the entire region, in Mali on 19-22 September and in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo on 20-23 September.

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