Wild poliovirus cases in 3 provinces of Pakistan

There have now been 24 wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) cases recorded this year with the latest registered in the Sindh (two cases) and the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan (one case each). In Africa, more cVDPV2 infections were reported – Angola (Cuando Cubango province – one case), the D R of the Congo (three total from Kwango and Kongo Central provinces) and Ghana (one case, location not identified). The status of wild poliovirus across Africa will be reviewed by an independent commission in June. The last two recorded wild poliovirus cases were in Nigeria’s Borno state in August 2016. Read more.

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Affected Countries