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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. Nigeria’s total WPV1 case count for 2014 remains 6, compared to 53 in 2013. The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 24 July in Sumaila Local Government Area (LGA), southern Kano state.
  • Over 6 months have passed since the most recent case of wild poliovirus type 1 had onset of paralysis in Nigeria.
  • No new type 2 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) case was reported this week. The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 16 November in Barde district of Yobe state. The total number of cVDPV2 cases for 2014 in Nigeria remains 29.
  • Subnational Immunization Days (SNIDs) are taking place on 24 - 28 January in the north using bivalent oral polio vaccine (OPV) and nationwide on 21 - 25 March using trivalent OPV. 
  

Nigeria Countdown