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End Polio Now Position - 11th July 2017

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Highlights and global details:

One WPV1 case this week in Pakistan and one WPV1 positive environmental sample in Afghanistan. For polio-free certification purposes the start date is for onset of paralysis. In Syria though one previously-reported case has proved not to be cVDPV2.

  WPV cVDPV
2017 to 11 July 7 27
2016 to similar date 19 3
2016 full year 37 7


The most recent WPV1 cases with onset of paralysis were:
•    In Pakistan - 11 June 2017 or 4 weeks since the onset of polio.
•    In Afghanistan – 16 April 2017 so 12 weeks since the onset of polio.
•    In Nigeria - 21 August 2016 or 46 weeks since the onset of polio.

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Materials for 2017-18

2017-18 Rotary theme

To assist with planning for the 2017-18 Rotary year, the materials used in the 2017 District Assembly have been added to the Downloads section. (a direct link is here - 2017 District Assembly materials)

The 2017-18 Presidential Citation brochure is also included as it contains a number of Foundation related goals that can be factored into Club plans.

End Polio Now Position - 4th July 2017

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Highlights and global details:

No new WPV1 cases this week though two more WPV1 positive environmental sample were collected in Pakistan. For polio-free certification purposes the start date is for onset of paralysis. In Syria though another 2 cases of cVDPV2 have been reported.

  WPV cVDPV
2017 to 04 July 6 28
2016 to similar date 19 3
2016 full year 37 7


The most recent WPV1 cases with onset of paralysis were:
•    In Afghanistan – 16 April 2017 so 11 weeks since the onset of polio.
•    In Pakistan - 13 February 2017 or 20 weeks since the onset of polio.
•    In Nigeria - 21 August 2016 or 45 weeks since the onset of polio.

Read more: End Polio Now Position - 4th July 2017

End Polio Now Position - 30th May 2017

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Highlights and global details:

No WPV cases now for 14 weeks! The most recent report of a WPV1 case was on 28 March though the onset of polio was on 21 February. For polio-free certification purposes the start date is for onset of paralysis. There was though one WPV1 positive sample collected in Pakistan. A new article on the GPEI website describes the steps necessary to end any outbreak. See: http://polioeradication.org/news-post/the-end-of-an-outbreak/.

  WPV cVDPV
2017 to 30 May 5 4
2016 to similar date 16 3
2016 full year 37 7


The most recent WPV1 cases with onset of paralysis were:
•    In Afghanistan - 21 February 2017.
•    In Pakistan - 13 February 2017.
•    In Nigeria - 21 August 2016.

Read more: End Polio Now Position - 30th May 2017

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