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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 in the past week. No cases have been reported in 2015.  The total number of cVDPV2 cases for 2014 in Nigeria remains 30.  The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 16 November in Barde Local Governmental Area of Yobe state. 
  • Environmental sampling continues to complement surveillance, with cVDPV2 circulation last detected in March 2015 in Kaduna. In line with national emergency action plans, there is an aggressive and rapid response to any detected virus, including to these recent environmental samples detected in March, with large-scale mop-ups using trivalent oral polio vaccine (tOPV) and inactivated polio vaccine (IPV).
  • Subnational Immunization Days (SNIDs) are planned across northern Nigeria from 25 – 28 July using tOPV.
  

Nigeria Countdown