Pakistan Polio Update – November 2017

Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for November 2017

 

The Pakistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan.

In November:

  • Three new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) were detected, bringing the total number of WPV1 cases in Pakistan in 2017 to eight. One case is currently an advance notification, and will be fully reflected in the official global data reporting next week.
  • More than 38 million children under five years of age were vaccinated against poliovirus by a team of almost 260,000 dedicated frontline workers.
  • Teams at transit points and borders successfully vaccinated 1,260,000 children.

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