Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV), Outbreak countries, Outbreak response
What it took to draw a line under a polio outbreak in Sudan
The Republic of Sudan closed a polio outbreak on 15 September 2022. It had paralyzed 58 children across 42 districts before it stopped circulating.
This two-year old outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) type 2 began after the virus was imported from neighbouring Chad.
Click on the photo gallery to see what it took to close the outbreak.
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