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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

  • No new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week. Nigeria’s total WPV1 case count for 2014 remains 6, compared to 50 at this time last year. The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 24 July in Sumaila Local Government Area (LGA), southern Kano state.
  • Over 4 months has passed since the last case of WPV1 was reported in Nigeria.
  • One new type 2 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) case was reported from Ajingi district of Kano state in the past week, with onset of paralysis on 2 November. The total number of cVDPV2 cases for 2014 in Nigeria is now 28.
  • Large-scale Subnational Immunization Days (SNIDs) are planned for 13 – 16 December across northern Nigeria. The national polio programme is currently finalizing supplementary immunization activity (SIA) plans for the first half of 2015, in order to optimize the use of vaccine types to further boost immunity to type 1 and 3 polioviruses and also address the need to interrupt cVDPV2 circulation. 

Nigeria Countdown