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Wild poliovirus transmission in Nigeria is limited to a few northern states. The country has never interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus.

Polio Eradication Emergency Plan 2014 for Nigeria [pdf]

Financial resource requirements (2014-2016) for Nigeria

Polio this week in Nigeria

  • One new case of WPV1 was reported in the past week. This most recent case, which had onset of paralysis in Sumaila Local Government Area (LGA), southern Kano, on 24 July, is the second to be reported in the LGA this year. Nigeria’s total case count for 2014 is now six. Kano is the only state with cases of WPV since April.
  • One new case of type 2 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) was reported in the past week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases for 2014 is 19. The most recent cVDPV2 case had onset of paralysis on 22 June, also in Kano.
  • The next subnational immunization days (SNIDs) are planned for late September. 

Nigeria Countdown