Posted by David Hurt on Aug 10, 2018
NO new Wild Polio cases reported this week
 
Photo of a World Polio Day event - Bike Ride in Kenya.  Now is the time to plan your Club's World Polio Day Event.  Click World Polio Day Event Planning Guide for ideas.
  • Rotary is committed to raise $50 Million (including Rotarian, public, and DDF donations) to be matched by $100 mil from the Gates Foundation - for each of the next two years - for a total of $450 million for the Global Polio Eradication effort.  
  • Papua New Guinea, Kenya, SYRIA, SOMALIA, Nigeria & DRC - Vaccine Derived Polio cases reported in 2018: Papua New Guinea - Three cases (one new case this week) - with a large scale immunization campaigns starting this week, Nigeria - three cases, Somalia - 5 cases, DRC - 11 cases.  
  • The Final Three Endemic Countries: 
  • Pakistan - No new Polio cases reported this week. Three Polio cases reported in 2018 - the most recent case was from Dukki, Balochistan Province with an onset of paralysis on 5/18/18.  Eight cases reported in 2017. Four new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.  
  • Afghanistan - No new Polio cases reported this week.  Ten Polio cases reported in 2018 - the most recent case was from the Kunar province with the onset of paralysis on 06/22/18.  Fourteen cases reported in 2017.  Preparations are underway for  August National Immunization Days.  No new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
  •  Nigeria - No new Wild Polio cases have been reported in 2017 or 2018.   The most recent Polio case was reported on 8/20/16.  Nigeria has once again gone 1-3/4 years without a Wild Polio case. 
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17,600,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988                                                                                       
 Total paralysis cases
Year-to-date 2018
 
LY to D 2017
Total
2017
 
Total
2016
Total
 2015
Globally
13
8
22
37
74
- in endemic countries:
13
8
22
37
74
- in post-endemic countries:
0
0
0
0
0
 Wild Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 0, Afghanistan 0, Nigeria 0   
 
2018 Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2017 Totals)
Endemic Countries – 3 Pakistan (2017-8), 10 Afghanistan (2017-14),
0 Nigeria (2017-0)
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