Polio this week as of 27 May 2015
Ministers of Health from around the world adopted a landmark resolution to end polio once and for all at the World Health Assembly in Geneva last week. The discussions were informed by a status report prepared by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
Polio staff continue to offer support to the humanitarian response to the devastating earth quakes in Nepal. Read more.
The 11th IMB report was published last week, reporting on progress towards polio eradication and making recommendations
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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