This Week

Polio this week as of 26 January 2022

Headlines

  • The WHO Executive Board is meeting this week in Geneva, Switzerland.  Among other global public health topics, Member States will discuss both polio eradication and polio transition/post-certification.
  • “The polio programme has given me so much confidence. After I started working in polio, I had the confidence of meeting new people. Meeting family, going to weddings, all of it became easier. Before that, I had no confidence to even step out of the house,”- Soni Fahran, a polio worker nominated for the Presidential honour in Pakistan. Read more
  • When the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Rumbek, the capital of Lakes State in South Sudan, WHO State Polio Officer Dr Jiel Jiel was prepared. In support of the Ministry of Health, and in collaboration with partners, he had been working for weeks to help coordinate the vaccine rollout, using skills gained from working to eradicate polio. Read more
  • Summary of new WPV and cVDPV this week (AFP cases and ES positives):
    – DR Congo:  two cVDPV2 cases
    – Nigeria: five cVDPV2 cases and 23 positive environmental samples
    – Ukraine: one cVDPV2 case

    Weekly country updates as of 26 January 2022

    • No new WPV1 or cVDPV2 viruses were reported this week.  The total number of WPV1 cases in 2021 remains four.  The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 43.
    • Read the latest polio snapshot from Afghanistan to see information on cases, surveillance and vaccination campaigns.
    • No new WPV1 or cVDPV2 viruses were reported this week.  The total number of WPV1 cases in 2021 remains one.  The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains eight.
    • 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 are three cases reported in 2021.
    • Read our Benin country page for more information.
    • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are two cases reported in 2021.
    • 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 cases reported in 2021.
    • Read our Cameroon country page for more information.
    • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are no cases reported in 2021.
    • 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 no cases reported in 2021.
    • Read our Chad country page for more information.
    • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are two cases reported in 2021.
    • Read our Congo country page for more information.
    • No new case of cVDPV2 was reported this week.  There are no reported cases in 2021.
    • Read our Côte d’Ivoire country page for more information.
    • Two cases of cVDPV2 have been reported this week in Maniema bringing the total number of 2021 cases to 21.
    • Read our Democratic Republic of the Congocountry page for more information.
    • No cVDPV2 positive environmental sample was reported this week. There are 11 positive samples reported in 2021.
    • Read our Egypt country page for more information.
    • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are ten cases reported in 2021.
    • Read our Ethiopia country page for more information.
    • No cVDPV2 positive environmental samples were reported this week. There are nine positive samples reported in 2021.
    • Read our Gambia country page for more information.
    • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are no cases reported in 2021.
    • Read our Ghana country page for more information.
    • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are six cases in 2021.
    • Read our Guinea country page for more information.
    • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are 3 cases in the country which are linked to the Jigawa outbreak in Nigeria in 2021.
    • Read our Guinea-Bissau country page country page for more information.
    • No cVDPV2 positive environmental sample was reported this week. There are two cVDPV2 positive environmental sample reported, one 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 case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are three cVDPV2 cases in the country in 2021.
    • Read our Liberia country page country page for more information.
    • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) was reported this week. There are 11 cases reported in 2021.
    • Read our Madagascar country page country page for more information.
    • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. No cases have been reported in 2021.
    • Read our Mali country page country page for more information.
    • No cVDPV2 positive environmental sample was reported this week. There are six positive samples linked to the Jigawa outbreak in 2021.
    • Read our Mauritania country page country page for more information.
    • No cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported this week. The number of 2021 cases remains ten.
    • Read our Niger country page for more information.

     

    • Five cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported; one each in Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Katsina and Plateau. The total number of 2021 cases is 393.
    • 23 positive environmental samples were reported; one each in Niger, Bauchi, Benue, Ekiti, Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Yobe and Zamfara, three in Borno, two each in Kano, Katsina and Kwara and four in Sokoto.
    • Read our Nigeria country page for more information.
    • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are 17 cases reported in 2021.
    • Read our Senegal page for more information.
    • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are five cases in 2021.
    • Read our Sierra Leone page for more information.
    • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There is one cVDPV2 case reported in 2021.
    • Read our Somalia country page for more information.
    • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are nine cVDPV2 cases reported in 2021.
    • Read our South Sudan country page for more information.
    • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week.  No cases have been reported in 2021.
    • Read our Sudan country page for more information.
    • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are 32 cases reported in 2021.
    • Read our Tajikistan country page for more information.
    • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. No cases have been reported in 2021.
    • Read our Togo country page for more information.
    • No cVDPV2 positive environmental sample was reported this week. There are two positive samples linked to the N’Djamena outbreak in Chad reported in 2021.
    • Read our Uganda country page for more information.
    • One case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported in Zakarpattia making it the second case reported in 2021.
    • Read our Ukraine country page for more information.
    • No new cases were reported in the past week.  The total number of cVDPV2 cases in 2021 is ten, and the total number of cVDPV1 cases in 2021 is three (none since March 2021).
    • In response to the cVDPV2 outbreak:
        • A surveillance enhancement plan has been finalized and is being implemented
        • Vaccination response is tentatively planned to commence 23rd January 2022.
          • The SIA budget is approved and teams are waiting for funds to be released to the country office.
          • 12.4 million doses of trivalent OPV have arrived in Aden (2.9m doses) and Sana’a (9.5m doses)
          • The outbreak response plan, including SIA operations, Vaccine Management and C4D/Communication activities has been finalized.
    • Read our Yemen country page for more information.