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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 cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV-1) were reported in the past week. Nigeria’s total case count for 2014 remains 6.The most recent case, which had onset of paralysis on 24 July in Sumaila Local Government Area (LGA), southern Kano, was the second to be reported in the LGA this year.
  • No new cases of type 2 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) were reported in the past week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases for 2014 is 19. The most recent cVDPV2 case had onset of paralysis on 22 June, also in Kano.
  • The next subnational immunization days (SNIDs) are planned in the north for 20-23 September using bivalent OPV as part of synchronized campaigns across west and central Africa. 

Nigeria Countdown