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Nigeria


Status
: endemic

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. No cases have been reported in 2015. Nigeria’s total WPV1 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 this week. The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 16 November in Barde Local Governmental Area of Yobe state. No cases have been reported in 2015. The total number of cVDPV2 cases for 2014 in Nigeria remains 30.
  • Environmental sampling continues to compliment surveillance, with cVDPV circulation last detected in March in Kaduna and Sokoto.
  • Subnational Immunization Days (SNIDs) are planned on 7 – 9 June and 25 - 28 July in the north and east of the country.
  

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