Pakistan Polio Update – December 2017

Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for December 2017

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

In December:

  • No new cases of wild poliovirus (WPV1) were detected.
  • More than 22 million children living in high-risk areas were vaccinated against poliovirus by a team of almost 143 000 dedicated frontline workers.
  • Teams at transit points and borders successfully vaccinated 1 460 000 children.

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