VD polio in 5 states of Nigeria; Cholera outbreaks flare up

In the last week of June the GPEI reported a total of 10 polio cases all involving circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) from five different states (Jigawa, Yobe, Borno, Kano and Zamfara), while from the most recent update there were single cVDPV2 cases in Afghanistan and the DRC, plus one cVDPV1 infection in Saadah, Yemen. Egypt has also recorded its 10th cVDPV2 positive environmental sample this year - in Qena north of Luxor.

THERE HAS been further deterioration in the cholera outbreaks that were affecting numerous states in late June, with media reports singling out Bauchi, Kano, Plateau and Ebonyi.  On the other side of the continent, cholera vaccinations are being rolled out to residents of the islands off Tanzania’s coast, Zanzibar (Unguja) and Pemba. The WHO is supporting the program which aims to halt the outbreaks that frequently affect the Isles by 2028. Read more.

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