POLIO UPDATE
 
 
We have 87 cases reported so far this year compared with a total of 176 for 2019, so running about the same rate.  Lot of hard work to be done in these two countries to get the job done.  Of the three wild type polio viruses only type one remains.
  •  Afghanistan:
  •  No wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported this week. There have been 29 cases reported in 2020 so far while the total number of cases reported in 2019 remains 29.
  • Four cVDPV2 cases were reported; one in Badakhshan and three in Nangarhar. There are now 29 cVDPV2 cases in the country.
  • Pakistan:  
  • Two wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in Sindh bringing the number of cases reported in 2020 to 58 while the total number of cases reported in 2019 cases remains 147.
  • Seven WPV1 positive environmental samples were reported; three in Balochistan, one each in Khyber Pakhtoon and Punjab and two in Sindh.