22 Jul 2019 Kayin. Myanmar (Burma)
Two circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) have been reported this week from Papun district, Kayin province. The onset of paralysis was on 22 May and 14 June 2019.
19 Jul 2019 Northern. Ghana
On 10 July 2019, the Ministry of Health of Ghana confirmed circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in an environmental sample collected on 11 June 2019 from Tamale Metropolis, Northern Region.
19 Jul 2019 Democratic Republic of the Congo
As of 16 July 2019, 2,522 cases (2,428 confirmed and 94 probable) have been reported, including 1,698 deaths.
17 Jul 2019 British Columbia. Canada
A human case of rabies was confirmed in British Columbia; the first since 2003 in the region, and the first in Canada since 2012. The adult male was in contact with a bat in mid-May 2019 and developed symptoms six weeks later.
15 Jul 2019 Sichuan. China
A circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed in China. The virus was isolated from stool specimens of an acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) case from Liangshan Yi Autonomous prefecture, Sichuan province, with onset of paralysis on 25 April 2019, and is genetically linked to a VDPV2 isolated from an environmental sample from Xinjiang province, collected on 18 April 2018.
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