This Week

Polio this week as of 05 May 2021

  • The GPEI has released a position statement on the United Kingdom’s proposed cuts to contributions toward polio eradication in 2021.
  • “Our ability to eradicate polio depends on our commitment to removing obstacles to women’s involvement in and ownership of eradication efforts. Women are at the forefront of the global struggle against polio – whether as caregivers, vaccinators, vaccine advocates and trusted leaders among affected populations, or as scientists, public health professionals and managers in the GPEI…”. Read more from our new Polio Gender Champion; Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH Director, CDC, and Administrator, ATSDR.
  • Summary of new WPV and cVDPV viruses this week (AFP cases and ES positives):
      • Pakistan: two WPV1 positive environmental samples
      • Liberia: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
      • Senegal: one cVDPV2 case and one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
      • South Sudan: one cVDPV2 case

See country sections below for more details.

Weekly country updates as of 05 May 2021

  • 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 remains at 56.
  • No cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported this week. The number of 2021 cases remains at 33. There were 308 cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020.
  • Read the latest polio snapshot from Afghanistan to see information on cases, surveillance and vaccination campaigns.
  • No wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported this week. There is one case reported in 2021. The total number of 2020 cases remains at 84.
  • Two WPV1 positive environmental samples were reported; one each in Balochistan and Sindh.
  • No cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported this week. There are six cases in 2021. The number of 2020 cases remains at 135.
  • 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. The number of 2020 cases remains at 61. The country 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.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There is one case in 2021. There were two cases reported in 2020.
  • Read our Congo country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. The number of 2020 cases remains at 60.
  • Read our Côte d’Ivoire country page for more information.
  • No cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported this week. There are two cases so far in 2021. The total number of 2020 cases remains at 81.
  • Read our Democratic Republic of the Congocountry page for more information.
  • No cVDPV2 positive environmental samples was reported this week. There are nine positive samples reported in 2021. There was one sample reported in 2020.
  • Read our Egypt 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 remains at 26.
  • 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.
  • Read our Ghana country page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are five cases in 2021. The total number of 2020 cases was corrected to 44.
  • 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 cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported this week. There is one case in the country.
  • One cVDPV2 positive environmental sample was reported in Montserrado.
  • Read our Liberia country page country page for more information.
  • No cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) were reported this week. There is one case so far in 2021and two from 2020.
  • Read our Madagascar 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.
  • No cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported this week. The number of 2020 cases remains at 46.
  • 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 were nine cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020.
  • Read our Niger country page for more information.

 

  • No cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported this week. There are five cases so far in 2021 while the number of 2020 cases remains at eight.
  • 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.
  • One case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported in Diourbel bringing the number of 2021 cases to four.
  • One cVDPV2 positive environmental sample was reported in Dakar.
  • Read our Senegal page for more information.
  • No cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported this week. There are four cases in 2021 while the number of 2020 cases remains at 10.
  • Read our Sierra Leone page for more information.
  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are 14 cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020 and 3 cases were reported in 2019.
  • Read our Somalia country page for more information.
  • One case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported in Jonglei. There are now 56 cVDPV2 cases in the country; 6 in 2021 and 50 in 2020.
  • 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 remains at The initial viruses were linked to the ongoing outbreak in Chad followed by local transmission.
  • Read our Sudan country page for more information.
  • No cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported this week. There are sixcases so far in 2021. There was one case 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 33 cVDPV1 cases reported in the country so far.
  • Read our Yemen country page for more information.