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.
  • 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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