Polio this week as of 20 August 2014
The Horn of Africa Technical Advisory Group (TAG) met last week to review the current epidemiological situation, the impact of outbreak response and to determine additional strategies needed to rapidly interrupt residual transmission in the region. Plans were developed to increase access to mobile populations, to improve community surveillance and to strengthen campaign quality. Read more in the Horn of Africa section below.
China, India and Australia have joined Saudi Arabia in requiring proof of polio vaccination for visa applications for travellers coming from polio endemic and outbreak countries to mitigate the risk of international spread of polio.
In Cameroon, genetic sequencing of the recently-reported cases confirms continued wild poliovirus circulation, gaps in surveillance resulting in undetected transmission and geographic expansion to new areas of the country. See ‘central Africa’ section below for further information.
Wild Poliovirus (WPV) cases
Total in 2013
- in endemic countries
- in non-endemic countries
Case breakdown by country
Date of most
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