Polio this week as of 20 May 2015
Ministers of Health from around the world are meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, this week for the annual World Health Assembly. The Ministers will discuss a number of topics related to public health, including polio eradication. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative has prepared a status report for delegates. The report and an accompanying resolution are expected to inform the discussions.
The 11th report of the Independent Monitoring Board has been published this week, reporting on progress towards polio eradication and making recommendations.
Polio staff continue to offer support to the humanitarian response to the devastating earth quakes in Nepal. Read more
Liberia and Sierra Leone have both conducted polio and measles vaccination campaigns during April and May. These are the first campaigns conducted in these countries since 2013 (due to the Ebola outbreak). Polio staff in these countries continue to assist in the Ebola outbreak response efforts
Wild poliovirus type 1 and Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus cases
Total in 2014
- in endemic countries
- in non-endemic countries
Case breakdown by country
Onset of paralysis of most
Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus cVDPV: Madagascar is cVDPV1, all others cVDPV2. NA: onset of paralysis in most recent case is prior to 2014. cVDPV is associated with ≥ 2 AFP cases or non-household contacts. VDPV2 cases with ≥ 6 (≥ 10 for type1) nucleotides difference from Sabin in VP1 are reported here.
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