There are nine weeks to go until the globally synchronized switch from the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine, an important milestone in achieving a polio-free world.
 

World polio Update

There are nine weeks to go until the globally synchronized switch from the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine, an important milestone in achieving a polio-free world.

Wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV) and Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus cases (cVDPV)

Total Cases

YTD 2016

YTD 2015

Total 2015

WPV

cVDPV

WPV

cVDPV

WPV

cVDPV

Globally

1       

2

7       

0

74

28

Endemic Countries

1

0

7

0

74

  3

Non-endemic countries

0

2

0

0

  0

25

 

Afghanistan

  • Sub-National Immunization Days SNIDs are planned from 16 to 19 February, using bOPV. National Immunization Days (NIDs) are planned from 15 to 18 March, prior to the switch.

Pakistan

  • The first case of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in 2016 was reported in the past week, with onset of paralysis in Karachi Gadap, Sindh on 17 January 2016. The total number of WPV1 cases for 2016 is now 1, compared to 7 reported for 2015 at this point last year.
  •  Karen L. Oakes
    End Polio Now Coordinator Zone 24E 
    DRFC 2012-2016
    Council on Legislation Rep. 2014-2016
    District Governor 2010-2011
    Best of Friends District 7090