Posted by David Hurt on Nov 10, 2018

The Democratic Republic of the Congo emergency response has been ongoing since 2017 to overcome outbreaks of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus, caused by low rates of routine immunization. In the battle to close the outbreak, health workers, partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Governors of affected provinces, and the Ministry of Health are working together to vaccinate every child. In a context with weak health systems and other high-profile health and humanitarian emergencies, these united efforts are crucial to boost population health and keep all young children safe from paralysis. 

Rotary's 6th Annual World Polio Day Live-Stream is available for viewing at www.endpolio.org      

                      
  • The Final Three Endemic Countries: 
  • Pakistan - Two new Polio cases reported this week. Eight Polio cases reported in 2018 - the most recent case was from FATA with an onset of paralysis on 10/07/18.  Pakistan's 2018 Polio cases have all come from just four Districts!  Eight cases reported in 2017.  Two new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.  
  • Afghanistan - No new Polio cases reported this week.  Nineteen Polio cases reported in 2018 - the most recent case was from the Nawzad District, Hilmand Province with the onset of paralysis on 10/02/18.  Fourteen cases reported in 2017.  No new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
  •  Nigeria - No Wild Polio cases have been reported in 2017 or 2018.   The most recent Polio case was reported on 8/20/16.  On 8/20/18, Nigeria celebrated 2 years without a Wild Polio case! 
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17,700,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988                                                                                       
 Total paralysis cases
Year-to-date 2018
 
LY to D 2017
Total
2017
 
Total
2016
Total
 2015
Globally
27
14
22
37
74
- in endemic countries:
27
14
22
37
74
- in post-endemic countries:
0
0
0
0
0
 Wild Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 2, Afghanistan 0, Nigeria 0   
 
2018 Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2017 Totals)
Endemic Countries – 8 Pakistan (2017-8), 19 Afghanistan (2017-14),
0 Nigeria (2017-0)
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