23 VD polio cases reported in Nigeria

The GPEI published its latest weekly news on new polio cases on Sept 2, all of which involved cVDPV2 infections. Nigeria’s case count was the largest – 23 from the states of Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kebbi and Kano, while the two cases recorded in Ethiopia were both in Oromiya, and a single case each came from Mali (Koulikoro) and Sierra Leone (Northern Province). Outside Africa, there was one case from Khatlon in Tajikistan. In other news, on Aug 27 MMWR published ‘Progress Toward Polio Eradication — Worldwide, January 2019–June 2021’. Read more.

Affected Regions


Affected Countries