Polio news in Asia, Africa

Vaccine-derived poliovirus information updated this week by the GPEI: Myanmar (one cVDPV1 case in Kayin province), Angola (one cVDPV2 case each from Cuanza Sul and Lunda Sul provinces), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (six cVDPV2 cases in total from the provinces of Kasai, Haut Lomami and Sankuru), and Ethiopia (one cVDPV2 case from Somali province). The latest WHO African region report advised that in Ghana, ‘ongoing investigations appear to indicate a wider geographical diffusion of the poliovirus [cVDPV2] across the country and an elevated potential for further spread.’ The second detection of an environmental sample of cVDPV2 in Ghana occurred last month in Accra city. Elsewhere, two new WPV1 cases in Afghanistan (Uruzgan province) lift its YTD total to 15 cases. Read more.

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