Polio this week

Headlines

  • G7 Leaders reaffirm commitment to polio eradication:  Convening at their annual heads of state summit this week in Italy, the Leaders of the G7 “recommit to ending HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria, in particular by supporting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, as well as neglected tropical diseases and polio as public health threats by 2030, and countering climate change effects on infectious diseases, which are already seen globally, including in recent cholera and dengue outbreaks.”
  • As the UEFA Football EURO 2024 gathers momentum, last week, we were excited to see stars playing @SoccerAid 2024 to support @UNICEF_UK’s work to ensure kids everywhere have access to live-saving vaccines for polio and other preventable diseases.

Summary of new poliovirus this week

  • Afghanistan: one WPV1 case and 10 positive environmental samples
  • Pakistan: three WPV1-positive environmental samples
  • Chad: one cVDPV2-positive environmental sample
  • Côte d’Ivoire: one cVDPV2-positive environmental sample
  • Guinea: two cVDPV2-positive environmental samples
  • Nigeria: three cVDPV2 cases
  • Senegal: two cVDPV2-positive environmental samples
  • South Sudan: one cVDPV2 case and one cVDPV2-positive environmental sample
  • Zimbabwe: two cVDPV2-positive environmental samples

Country updates as of 19 June 2024

  • One WPV1 case was reported in Hilmand. There are six cases reported this year. The total number of cases in 2023 remains six.
  • 10 WPV1-positive environmental samples were reported; four each Hilmand and Kandahar and one each in Uruzgan and Hirat.

 

  • No WPV1 case was reported this week. There are five cases reported this year. The number of 2023 cases remain six.
  • Three WPV1-positive environmental samples were reported; one in Balochistan, and two in Punjab.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There were three cases reported in 2022.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental sample was reported this week.
  • No cVDPV2 case was reported this week. There are two cases reported this year.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental sample was reported this week.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There are 3 cases reported in 2023.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental sample was reported this week.
  • No cVDPV2 positive environmental samples were reported this week.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. The number of 2023 cases remains three.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental samples were reported this week.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There was one case reported in 2023 and one in 2022.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental samples were reported this week.
  • In August 2022, cVDPV2 was isolated from two environmental samples from a large wastewater treatment plant and a target site in the city of Montreal, Quebec. This was after the country conducted retrospective analysis of wastewater samples. Genetic sequencing confirmed linkage to the cVDPV2 case from New York, USA.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There have been 14 cases reported in 2023 and six cases in 2022.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There are four cases reported this year and 55 cases reported in 2023.
  • One cVDPV2-positive environmental sample was reported in N’Djamena.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental samples were reported this week.
  • No cVDPV2 case was reported this week. There are 6 cases reported in 2023.
  • One cVDPV2-positive environmental sample was reported in Abidjan 2.
  • There are no polio cases reported in the country.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental samples were reported this week.  
  • One cVDPV1 case was reported in Tanganyika. There are four cases reported this year and 106 cases in 2023.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There are three cases reported this year and 118 cases in 2023.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental samples were reported this week.
  • There are no polio cases reported in the country.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental sample was reported this week.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There was one case reported in 2022.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There are five cases this year and one case in 2023.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental sample was reported this week.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental sample was reported this week.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There were three cases reported in 2022.
  • One cVDPV2-positive environmental sample was reported in Ashanti.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There are two cases reported this year. The number of 2023 cases remain 47.
  • Two cVDPV2-positive environmental samples were reported in Conakry.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. The total number of 2023 cases remain 6.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental sample was reported this week.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There has been one cVDPV2 case reported last year.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There have been eight cases reported last year.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental samples were reported this week.
  • Four cVDPV2-positive environmental samples were reported in Montserrado.
  • No virus was reported this week.  The total number of cVDPV1 cases for 2023 remains 24.
  • No cVDPV1 cases were reported this week. There were four cases reported in the country in 2022.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There have been 15 cases reported in 2023 and one in 2024.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There was one case reported in 2023.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental sample was reported this week.
  • No cVDPV1 case was reported this week. The number of 2023 cases remains four.
  • No cVDPV2 case was reported this week. There was one case reported in 2023.
  • No cVDPV2 case was reported this week. There are two cases reported this year.
  • One cVDPV2-positive environmental sample was reported in Maradi.
  • Three cVDPV2 cases were reported this week; two in Bauchi and one in Katsina. There are 30 cases reported this year and 87 cases reported in 2023.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental sample was reported this week.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental sample was reported this week. The last cVDPV2 case in the country was in October 2021.
  • Two cVDPV2-positive environmental samples were reported in Dakar.
  • Six cVDPV2-positive environmental samples were reported in the Western Area.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There have been eight cases reported in 2023 and two in 2024.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental sample was reported this week.
  • One cVDPV2 case was reported in Jonglei. There are six cases reported this year and three cases reported last year.
  • One cVDPV2-positive environmental sample was reported in Central Equatoria.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There was one case reported in 2022.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental samples were reported this week.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. The total number of cases for 2023 remains two.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental samples were reported this week.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental samples were reported this week.
  • Three cVDPV2 cases were reported; two in Alhudaidah and one in Ibb. There are 10 cases reported this year and eight cases reported in 2023.
  • No cVDPV2 positive environmental samples were reported this week.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There was one case reported last year.
  • No cVDPV2 cases were reported this week. There is one case reported in 2023.
  • Two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples were reported in Harare.

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