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End Polio Now Position - 6th February 2018

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Rotary International is committed to continue the eradication of polio campaign until the WHO declares polio is eradicated. By this it means the interruption of the transmission of polio viruses for at least three years, in the presence of certified surveillance and when all polio virus stocks have been contained.

Wild Polio virus:

WPV1

Two WPV1 cases for which advance notification was given last week have now been officially recorded. Three positive WPV1 environmental samples collected, two in Pakistan and one in Afghanistan.

(For positive samples, the viral environmental presence lasts for 7-14 days.)  

 

  WPV1 cVDPV
2018 to 6 February 2018
3 0
2017 to 7 February 2017 1 0
2017 to 6 February 2018
22 92
2016 full year
37 5
2015 full year 74 32
2014 full year 359 56

Read more: End Polio Now Position - 6th February 2018

End Polio Now Position - 23rd January 2018

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Rotary International is committed to continue the eradication of polio campaign until the WHO declares polio is eradicated. By this it means the interruption of the transmission of polio viruses for at least three years, in the presence of certified surveillance and when all polio virus stocks have been contained.

Wild Polio virus:

WPV1

One WPV1 case reported this week in Afghanistan. Three positive WPV1 samples collected, two in Pakistan and one in Afghanistan. (For positive samples, the viral environmental presence lasts for 7-14 days.)  

 

  WPV1 cVDPV
2018 to 23 January 1 0
2017 to 24 January 2017 0 0
2017 to 23 January 2018
22 91
2016 full year
37 5
2015 full year 74 32
2014 full year 359 56

Read more: End Polio Now Position - 23rd January 2018

End Polio Now Position - 30th January 2018

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Rotary International is committed to continue the eradication of polio campaign until the WHO declares polio is eradicated. By this it means the interruption of the transmission of polio viruses for at least three years, in the presence of certified surveillance and when all polio virus stocks have been contained.

Wild Polio virus:

WPV1

No WPV1 cases reported this week but advance notification of two cases in Afghanistan has been received. Eight positive WPV1 environmental samples collected, three in Pakistan and five in Afghanistan. (For positive samples, the viral environmental presence lasts for 7-14 days.)

 

  WPV1 cVDPV
2018 to 30 January 1 0
2017 to 24 January 2017 0 0
2017 to 23 January 2018
22 91
2016 full year
37 5
2015 full year 74 32
2014 full year 359 56

Read more: End Polio Now Position - 30th January 2018

End Polio Now Position - 21st November 2017

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Polio is an infectious, crippling and potentially fatal disease. There is no cure, but there are effective vaccines.  The strategy to eradicate polio is based on preventing infection by immunising every child until transmission stops and the world is polio-free. The source of polio virus transmission is infectious humans but only 1 in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis. Of those paralysed, 5% to 10% die when their breathing muscles become immobilised.

Principal polio focus: (Where GPEI surveillance and immunisation activities continue)

No new WPV1 cases reported in either Pakistan or Afghanistan. However, five WPV1 positive environmental samples were collected, one in Pakistan and four in Afghanistan.  In Syria seven cVDPV2 cases were reported all from the Deir Ez-Zor governate but no positive environmental samples were collected. (For positive environmental samples, the viral environmental presence lasts for 7-14 days.)

 

  WPV1 cVDPV2
2017 to 21 November 15 80
2016 to similar date 33 3
2016 full year 37 7

Read more: End Polio Now Position - 21st November 2017

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