This Week

Polio this week as of 01 July 2020

  • WHO is looking to fill the Director position of its polio eradication department. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to contribute to a major global public health achievement: polio eradication. More information
  • Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, polio workers around the world have had to adapt their work to provide support and information within their societies. Take a look at how social mobilisers in Afghanistan are tackling the situation.
  • Summary of new WPV and cVDPV viruses this week (AFP cases and environmental samples):
    • Afghanistan: seven WPV1 cases
    • Pakistan: two WPV1 cases and 10 WPV1 positive environmental samples
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo: 13 cVDPV2 cases
    • Burkina Faso: five cVDPV2 cases
    • Côte d’Ivoire: eight cVDPV2 cases
    • Somalia: two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples

See country sections below for more details.

NA: Onset of paralysis in most recent case is prior to 2017. Figures exclude non-AFP sources. In 2018, cVDPV includes all three serotypes 1, 2 and 3.
For Somalia: 1 cVDPV2 and cVDPV3 isolated from one AFP case.
cVDPV definition: see document “Reporting and classification of vaccine-derived polioviruses” at [pdf].

Weekly country updates as of 01 July 2020

  • Seven wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported: two each in Badghis and Hilmand and one each in Farah, Hirat and Uruzgan. This brings the number of cases reported in 2020 to 26 while the total number of cases reported in 2019 remains 29.
  • Read the latest polio snapshot from Afghanistan to see information on cases, surveillance and vaccination campaigns.
  • Two wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases was reported: one each in Balochistan and Punjab province. The number of cases reported in 2020 stands at 55 while the total number of cases reported in 2019 cases remains 147.
  • 10 WPV1 positive environmental samples were reported: one each in Balochistan and Gilgit Baltistan, five in Punjab 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 were 18 cVDPV2 cases reported in 2019 and one in 2020.
  • Read our Nigeria country page country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There have been two cases in 2020 so far while the total number of 2019 cases remain 129. These cases are from several outbreaks which occurred in 2019.
  • Learn more about vaccine-derived polioviruses through this short animation or this ‘Coffee with Polio Experts’
  • Read our Angola country pagefor more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There is one case in 2020, while the number of cases in 2019 remains 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. The number of cVDPV2 cases in the country stands at five and they are all linked to the Jigawa outbreak in Nigeria.
  • 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 three cVDPV2 cases in the country.
  • One cVDPV2 positive environmental sample was reported in the Est province.
  • Read our Cameroon country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There is one case 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 46 cases from two different outbreaks in the country one being the Jigawa outbreak.
  • The risk of further cVDPV2 spread across the Lake Chad subregion remains high.
  • Read our Chad country page for more information.
  • Eight cVDPV2 cases were reported: one each in Gbeke, Gbokle-Nawa-San Pedro, Goh and Worodougou-Bere and two each in Haut Sassandra and Poro Tchologo-Bagoue provinces. There are now 18 cVDPV2 cases in the country.
  • Read our Côte d’Ivoire country page for more information.
  • 13 cVDPV2 cases were reported: seven in Equateur province and three each in Kinshasa and Mai Ndombe. There are now 18 cases reported in 2020 while the total number of 2019 cases remains 88.
  • DR Congo continues to be affected by several other genetically-distinct cVDPV2s (notably in Kasai, Kwilu, Kwango and Sankuru provinces).
  • Read our Democratic Republic of the Congo country pagefor more information.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. So far, there have been 11 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 cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There have been 27 cases reported in Ethiopia so far.
  • Two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples were reported in Banadir, Somalia.
  • Somalia has reported a total of 15 cVDPV cases (eight type 2, six type 3 and one coinfection of both type 2 and type 3) since the beginning of the outbreak in 2018. No new cases were reported in the country since May 2019.
  • Learn more about vaccine-derived polioviruses through this short animation or this ‘Coffee with Polio Experts’ video.
  • 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 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) case was reported this week. There were six reported cases of cVDPV1 in 2019.
  • Read our Myanmar country page for more information.
  • No cVDPV2 cases was reported this week. There are four cVDPV2 cases in 2020.
  • Read our Niger country page for more information.

 

  • No cVDPV2 case was reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases reported remains one.
  • No cVDPV1 case was reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020 remains one and 13 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.
  • Two cVDPV2 cases were reported: one each in Lome and Maritime provinces. There are now 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 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.