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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 case count for 2014 remains 6. The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 24 July in Sumaila Local Government Area (LGA), southern Kano state.
  • No new type 2 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) cases were reported in the past week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases for 2014 remains 20. The most recent cVDPV2 case had onset of paralysis on 17 August in Kano.
  • Subnational Immunization Days (SNIDs) will be held 1-4 November in northern Nigeria using trivalent oral polio vaccine (OPV). In some areas of Kano and Yobe states, supplementary immunization activities using inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) will also take place in November. 

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