This Week

Polio this week as of 02 December 2020

  • One of the largest polio immunization campaigns in the African Region this year has just concluded in Chad, where over 3.3 million children in 91 districts were vaccinated. This pushes the total number of children vaccinated against polio to over forty million across 16 countries in the Region, since campaigns resumed following a necessary pause in immunizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
  • Get up to date on the latest news, funding updates and cases numbers with the latest edition of Polio News.
  • Summary of new WPV and cVDPV viruses this week (AFP cases and ES positives):
      • Pakistan: one WPV1 case, 13 WPV1 positive environmental samples and five cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
      • Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo): five cVDPV2 cases
      • Mali: two cVDPV2 cases

See country sections below for more details.

Weekly country updates as of 02 December 2020

  • No wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported this week. There have been 56 WPV1 cases reported in 2020 so far while the total number of cases reported in 2019 remains 29.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are 160 cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020 so far.
  • Read the latest polio snapshot from Afghanistan to see information on cases, surveillance and vaccination campaigns.
  • One wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported in Balochistan province. There are 82 WPV1 cases reported in 2020 so far while the total number of cases reported in 2019 cases remains 147.
  • 13 WPV1 positive environmental samples were reported; two in Balochistan, one in Khyber Pakhtoon and five each in Punjab and Sindh.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are 104 cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020 so far while the 2019 case count remains 22.
  • Five cVDPV2 positive environmental samples were reported; two in Balochistan and three in Sindh.
  • Read the latest polio snapshot from Pakistan to see information on cases, surveillance and vaccination campaigns.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There have been three cases reported in 2020 so far. The total number of 2019 cases remain 130. These cases are from several outbreaks which occurred in 2019.
  • Read our Angola country pagefor more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There have been two cases reported in 2020 while the number of 2019 cases remain eight. These cases are all linked to the Jigawa outbreak in Nigeria.
  • The risk of further cVDPV2 spread across West Africa remains high.
  • Read our Benin country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are 49 cVDPV2 cases in the country. Burkina Faso is affected by different outbreaks, one linked to the Jigawa outbreak in Nigeria and one to the Savanes outbreak in Togo.
  • Read our Burkina Faso country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are seven cases reported in 2020 so far.
  • Read our Cameroon country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are three cases reported in 2020 so far and 21 cases in 2019 from several outbreaks.
  • Read our Central African Republic country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are 80 cases from two different outbreaks in the country, one being the Jigawa outbreak. There were 11 cases reported in 2019.
  • The risk of further cVDPV2 spread across the Lake Chad subregion remains high.
  • Read our Chad country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There is one case in the country.
  • Read our Congo country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are 68 cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020 so far.
  • Read our Côte d’Ivoire country page for more information.
  • Five cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported; one in Nord Ubangi and two each in Maindombe and Equateur. There are 68 cases reported in 2020 so far, while the 2019 case count remains 88.
  • Read our Democratic Republic of the Congo country pagefor more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases reported is 35.
  • Read our Ethiopia country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. So far, there have been 12 cases reported in 2020, while the total number of 2019 cases remains 18.
  • The risk of further cVDPV2 spread across West Africa remains high.
  • Read our Ghana country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are 29 cVDPV2 cases in the country
  • Read our Guinea country page for more information.
  • No circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) case was reported this week. There has been one case in 2020 so far. The total number of cases reported in 2019 remains three.
  • Read our Malaysia country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are 26 cases reported in the country in 2020 so far.
  • Read our Mali country page country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are eight cVDPV2 cases reported in the country so far.
  • Read our Niger country page for more information.

 

  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are four cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020 and 18 cVDPV2 cases reported in 2019.
  • Read our Nigeria country page for more information.
  • No cVDPV2 case was reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020 remains one and 12 in 2019..
  • No cVDPV1 case was reported this week. There are two cVDPV1 cases in the country from 2019.
  • Read our Philippines country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are 13 cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020 and 3 cases were reported in 2019.
  • Read our Somalia country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are 22 cVDPV2 cases in the country, all linked to the ongoing outbreak in Chad.
  • Read our South Sudan country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are 46 cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020 so far. The initial viruses were linked to the ongoing outbreak in Chad followed by local transmission.
  • Read our Sudan country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are nine cases reported in 2020 while the total number of cVDPV2 cases reported in 2019 remains eight.
  • Read our Togo country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) was reported this week. There are 19 cVDPV1 cases reported in the country so far.
  • Read our Yemen country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases reported in 2019 remains two.
  • Read our Zambia country page for more information.