Polio count rises again in Pakistan

One wild poliovirus1 case was reported by the GPEI in Balochistan and Sindh provinces and there were seven cVDPV2 cases (Punjab and Sindh), however plans are in place, and optimism expressed by the Polio Eradication Initiative’s national coordinator, that the disease will be eradicated from Pakistan next year. Read more.

Also on WPV1, Afghanistan has recorded a single case in the provinces of Khost and Paktika, plus nine cVDPV2 cases from seven provinces. While Africa’s cVDPV2 cases continue: DRC (seven in Equateur and one in both Kwilu and Mai Ndombe) and a single case each in Somalia (Banadir district), Sudan (Kassala province) and the Central African Republic (Region Sanitaire 3). Read More

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