Polio case in North West region of Ukraine

In the past fortnight, the GPEI has reported Madagascar’s second cVDPV1 case in two weeks (in Boeni), while Nigeria logged a total of 35 cVDPV2 cases (in Adamwa, Bauchi, Jigawa, Katsina, Borno, Gombe, Kano, Taraba and Yobe) and Côte d’Ivoire’s single cVDPV2 infection was from Guemon province. Elsewhere, the ECDC announced that a cVDPV2 infection had been confirmed in an unvaccinated 18mo girl from the Ukraine’s Rivne oblast. The virus strain has been linked with those circulating in Pakistan. Polio vaccination rates in the Ukraine’s north-west are reported to be under 49 percent. In other polio news, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) has endorsed the transition to the next use phase for the novel oral polio vaccine type 2 (nOPV2) vaccine. Read more

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