Posted by David Hurt on Aug 10, 2018
One new Wild Polio case reported this week
 
It's a picture of a child being vaccinated in Papus New Guinea - as the immunization campaigns designed to stop the Vaccine Induced Polio outbreak there continues.            Click World Polio Day Event Planning Guide for ideas.
 
  • Papua New Guinea, Kenya, SYRIA, SOMALIA, Nigeria & DRC - Vaccine Derived Polio cases reported in 2018: Papua New Guinea - Four cases (one new case this week) - with a large scale immunization campaigns continuing this week, Nigeria - four cases (one new case this week), Somalia - 5 cases, DRC - 11 cases. 
  • he 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 - One new Polio case reported this week.  Eleven Polio cases reported in 2018 - the most recent case was from the Arghandal District, Kandahar province with the onset of paralysis on 07/17/18.  Fourteen cases reported in 2017.  Preparations are underway for  August National Immunization Days.  One new Polio-Positive Environmental Sample was 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.  This week, Nigeria will celebrate 2 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
14
8
22
37
74
- in endemic countries:
14
8
22
37
74
- in post-endemic countries:
0
0
0
0
0
 Wild Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 0, Afghanistan 1, 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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