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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 WPV1 cases were reported in the past week. The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 27 May in Kano state; Nigeria’s total case count for 2014 is five.
  • Four new cVDPV2 cases were reported in the past week, three from Kano and one from Borno. The total number of cVDPV2 cases for 2014 is now 18. The most recent cVDPV2 case had onset of paralysis on 22 June, from Kano.
  • Mop-up vaccination activities took place in parts of four northern Nigerian states from 12-15 July. Larger subnational activities are planned for the country’s north during 9-12 August (trivalent OPV), as part of urgent efforts to address the spread of cVDPV2, and 20-23 September (bivalent OPV).

Nigeria Countdown