This Week

Polio this week as of 24 February 2020

  • As we head towards International Women’s Day (marked on 8 March), GPEI honours two women who left a mark in polio eradication and in women’s empowerment within the U.N.
  • On 15 February, polio eradication Gender Champion Arancha González Laya, Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, visited the Notre Dame des Apôtres hospital in N’Djamena, Chad where she administered polio drops to two newborn children. Read more
  • In a special interview, PolioNews (PN) talks to Holger Knaack (HK), President of Rotary International, about why it is more important than ever to support PolioPlus, Rotary’s polio eradication program, and what lessons it can offer to the global pandemic response.
  • Summary of new WPV and cVDPV viruses this week (AFP cases and ES positives):
      • Afghanistan: six cVDPV2 cases
      • Pakistan: one WPV1 and two cVDPV2 cases, six WPV1 and five cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
      • Congo: one cVDPV2 case and one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
      • Egypt: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
      • Ethiopia: one cVDPV2 case
      • Guinea: six cVDPV2 cases
      • Mali: two cVDPV2 cases

See country sections below for more details.

Weekly country updates as of 24 February 2020

  • No wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported this week. There is one case reported in 2021 while the total number of 2020 cases remain 56.
  • Six cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported; one each in Zabul, Kandahar, Ghazni and Badghis and two in Farah making them the first of 2021. The total number of 2020 cases remain 305.
  • 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 making it the first of 2021. The total number of 2020 cases remain
  • Six WPV1 positive environmental samples were reported; two each in Sindh and Balochistan and two each in Punjab and Islamabad.
  • Two cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported; one each in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtoon bringing the 2021 case count to three. The number of 2020 cases remain 135.
  • Five cVDPV2 positive environmental samples were reported; two in Sindh and one each in Balochistan, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtoon.
  • 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 were three cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020. These cases are all linked to the Jigawa outbreak in Nigeria.
  • Read our Benin country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are 59 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 four cVDPV2 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 were 99 cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020 from three different outbreaks.
  • The risk of further cVDPV2 spread across the Lake Chad subregion remains high.
  • Read our Chad country page for more information.
  • One case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported in Niari bringing the 2020 case count to two.
  • One cVDPV2 positive environmental sample was reported in Brazzaville.
  • Read our Congo country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. The total number of 2020 cases remain 72.
  • Read our Côte d’Ivoire country page for more information.
  • One cVDPV2 positive environmental sample was reported in Aswan making it the fourth environmental sample to be reported in 2021. There was one sample reported in 2020.
  • Read our Egypt country page for more information.
  • One case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported in Oramiya bringing the total number of 2020 cases to 25.
  • 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.
  • Six cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported; two each in Nzerekore and Boke and one each in Kankan and Faranah. There are now 45 cVDPV2 cases in the country all reported in 2020.
  • Read our Guinea country page for more information.
  • No cVDPV2 positive environmental sample was reported this week. There was one cVDPV2 environmental sample reported in 2020 and one in 2021. The virus is linked to the Banadir outbreak in Somalia.
  • Read our Kenya country page 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.
  • Two cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported in Koulikoro bringing the 2020 case count to 38.
  • 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 were eight cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020.
  • 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 three cVDPV2 cases in the country.
  • Read our Sierra Leone 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 40 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. The number of 2020 cases remain 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 is one case reported in 2021 and one case was reported in 2020.
  • Read our Tajikistan 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 30 cVDPV1 cases reported in the country so far.
  • Read our Yemen country page for more information.