The Independent Monitoring Board and the Strategy Committee of the GPEI met in London last week to assess progress towards polio eradication.
In Pakistan, both the oral polio vaccine and the inactivated poliovirus vaccine are being used hand in hand to boost immunity; and committed healthcare workers are going to great lengths to build trust and ensure every child is vaccinated. More
The Africa Regional Certification Commission for the eradication of polio met to assess progress towards the certification of the region as polio-free.
Wild poliovirus type 1 and Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus cases
Total in 2015
- in endemic countries
- in non-endemic countries
Case breakdown by country
Total in 2015
Onset of paralysis of most recent case
NA: onset of paralysis in most recent case is prior to 2015. Figures exclude non-AFP sources. Madagascar, Ukraine and Lao PDR cVDPV1, all others cVDPV2. cVDPV definition: see document "Reporting and classification of vaccine-derived polioviruses" at http://www.polioeradication.org/Portals/0/Document/Resources/VDPV_ReportingClassification.pdf. Implementation as of 15 August 2015.
No cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) have been reported in 2016. The most recent case was isolated from a 16-month old child in Maungdaw, Rakhine, with onset of paralysis on 05 October 2015. The total number of cVDPV2 cases in 2015 remains two.
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