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End Polio Now Position - 23rd May 2017

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Highlights and global details:

No new wild polio virus cases have been confirmed this week but four cVDPV2 cases arose in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Nine WPV1 positive environmental samples were collected worldwide. (Seven samples from Pakistan, one from Afghanistan and the other from the DRC.)

The most recent report of a WPV1 case was on 28 March though the onset of polio was on 21 February. For polio certification purposes the start date will be that of the onset of paralysis.

  WPV cVDPV
2017 to 23 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 - 23rd May 2017

Crocus Corms Order 2017

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The District order of 32 boxes was delivered on the 12th September and the majority of Club orders were passed on at the District Council meeting on the following day.

In 2016 we managed to source 42 boxes of 5,000 Crocus Corms as a District, which contributed towards the incredible total of 7 million Corms planted across Great Britain & Ireland. The price for 2017 increased to £95 per box of 5,000 Corms and this time there was a single deadline of the 31st July, which is now passed.

Unfortunately, any order not postmarked before the deadline was rejected by the RIBI Co-ordinator this year.

Read more: Crocus Corms Order 2017

End Polio Now Position - 16th May 2017

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Highlights and global details:

No polio cases have been reported this week. (The most recent report was on 28 March though the onset of polio was on 21 February.) Nor were any WPV1 positive environmental samples collected either.  An Al Jazeera report stated there was suspected polio in the rural area of Deir al Zour in eastern Syria. There was a cluster of 23 AFP cases in Miadin district and one of the specimens is a possible VDPV. Samples have been sent to CDC in Atlanta for further testing.

  WPV cVDPV
2017 to 16 May 5 0
2016 to similar date 15 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.

More details:

Read more: End Polio Now Position - 16th May 2017

End Polio Now Position - 9th May 2017

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Highlights and global details:

No polio cases have been reported this week. (The most recent reported case was on 28 March though the onset of polio in that case was on 21 February.) However, 2 WPV1 positive environmental samples were collected this week in Pakistan in Sindh. A total of 40 positive environmental samples have been collected in 2017.

  WPV cVDPV
2017 to 9 May 5 0
2016 to similar date 14 3
2016 full year 37 7

 

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

For cVDPV, the most recent cases had onset of paralysis on:
•    cVDPV2 cases in Pakistan - 17 December 2016.
•    cVDPV2 cases in Nigeria - 28 October 2016
•    cVDPV1 cases In Laos - 11 January 2016

In more detail:

Read more: End Polio Now Position - 9th May 2017

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