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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 6, compared to 53 in 2013. The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 24 July, more than 6 months ago, 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 such case had onset of paralysis on 16 November, 2014, in Barde Local Governmental Area of Yobe state. The total number of cVDPV2 cases for 2014 in Nigeria remains 30.
  • National Immunization Days (NIDs) are scheduled for 14 - 18 March using trivalent oral polio vaccine (OPV).    

Nigeria Countdown