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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 six. The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 24 July in Sumaila Local Government Area (LGA), southern Kano state.
  • Five new type 2 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) cases were reported in the past week, all in districts or states that had not reported cVDPV2 during 2014 to date. One case was in Guzamala district, Borno; 1 in Kura district, Kano; 1 in Barde district, Yobe; and 1 in each Dutse and Kiyawa districts, Jigawa. The total number of cVDPV2 cases for 2014 in Nigeria is now 26. The most recent cVDPV2 case had onset of paralysis on 16 October, in Barde district, Yobe state.
  • In selected high risk areas of Kano state, supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) using both inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) and oral polio vaccine (OPV) are taking place from 15 – 20 November. Large-scale Subnational Immunization Days (SNIDs) are planned for 13 – 16 December across northern Nigeria. The aim is to boost immunity to all strains of poliovirus, to rapidly interrupt circulation of both WPV1 and cVDPV2. 

Nigeria Countdown