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End Polio Now Position - 31st October 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)

The advanced notification of a WPV1 case in Afghanistan last week has been confirmed but another advanced notification of a WPV1 case there has been reported. This will not be shown in the records till next week. Meanwhile the WPV1 case count this year is now 13. Five more WPV1 positive environmental samples were collected, two in Pakistan and three in Afghanistan. These bring the total number of WPV1 positive samples collected in 2017 to 109. Two cVDPV2 cases were reported this week, one in the DRC and one in Syria. No cVDPV2 positive environmental samples were collected. The number of cVDPV2 cases in Syria is 53 and the total in the DRC is 10. (For positive environmental samples, the viral environmental presence lasts for 7-14 days.)

 

  WPV1 cVDPV2
2017 to 31 October 13 63
2016 to similar date 27 3
2016 full year 37 7

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End Polio Now Position - 10th October 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)

This week no new WPV1 cases were reported but an advanced notification of a WPV1 case was received from Afghanistan. This will raise the case count to 12 in the coming days.

5 WPV1 positive environmental samples were collected, three in Pakistan and two in Afghanistan. These bring the total number of WPV1 positive samples collected in 2017 to 96. One cVDPV2 case was reported in Syria and 2 cVDPV2 positive environmental collected too. The virus environmental presence lasts for 7-14 days.

 

 

  WPV cVDPV
2017 to 10 October 11 57
2016 to similar date 27 3
2016 full year 37 7

Read more: End Polio Now Position - 10th October 2017

End Polio Now Position - 17th October 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)

The advanced notification of a WPV1 case in Afghanistan last week has been confirmed. This raises the case count to 12. Four cVDPV2 cases were reported in Syria bringing the total to 52. 5 WPV1 positive environmental samples were collected, three in Pakistan and two in Afghanistan. These bring the total number of WPV1 positive samples collected in 2017 to 101. The virus environmental presence lasts for 7-14 days.

 

  WPV cVDPV
2017 to 10 October 12 61
2016 to similar date 27 3
2016 full year 37 7

Read more: End Polio Now Position - 17th October 2017

End Polio Now Position - 3rd October 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)

This week no WPV1 cases were reported but 4 WPV1 positive environmental samples were collected in Pakistan. These bring the total number of WPV1 positive samples collected in 2017 to 91. There were 7 cVDPV2 cases reported in Syria and 3 cVDPV2 positive environmental samples too. The virus environmental presence lasts for 7-14 days.

 

  WPV cVDPV
2017 to 3 October 11 56
2016 to similar date 25 3
2016 full year 37 7

Read more: End Polio Now Position - 3rd October 2017

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