Polio This Week 04 August, 2020
 
 
Headlines:
  • Summary of new WPV and cVDPV viruses this week (AFP cases and ES positives):
  •  Afghanistan: two WPV1 positive environmental sample
  •  Pakistan: three WPV1 cases, 12 WPV1 positive environmental samples and one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
  •  Cameroon: one cVDPV2 case
  • Chad: three cVDPV2 cases
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo): two cVDPV2 cases
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  •  No wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported this week. There are 34 cases reported in 2020 so far while the total number of cases reported in 2019 remains 29.
    ·       Two WPV1 positive environmental samples were reported in Hilmand and Kandahar provinces.
    ·       Read the latest polio snapshot from Afghanistan to see information on cases, surveillance and vaccination campaigns.  


    Pakistan:  
  •  Three wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported; one each in Khyber Pakhtoon, Punjab and Sindh. There are 63 cases reported in 2020 so far while the total number of cases reported in 2019 cases remains 147.
    ·       12 WPV1 positive environmental samples were reported; two in Balochistan, three in Punjab and seven in Sindh.
    ·       One cVDPV2 positive environmental sample was reported in Sindh.
    ·       Read the latest polio snapshot from Pakistan to see information on cases, surveillance and vaccination campaigns.
     
Wild poliovirus (WPV) ---- 4 August

Total global cases in 2020: 94 (compared with 60 for the same period in 2019)
 Total global cases in 2019: 176
 
Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) cases
Total global cVDPV cases in 2020: 241 (compared with 53 for the same period in 2019)
Total global cVDPV cases in 2019: 368