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Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

01 Jul 2022

An update on the polio Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) Read more

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

25 Nov 2021

An update on the polio Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) Read more

Updated rabies post-exposure guidelines

26 Aug 2020

Updated rabies post-exposure guidelines have been published Read more

Factsheets

Poliomyelitis

18 Jan 2016

Poliomyelitis (polio) is a potentially paralysing viral infection that only occurs in humansRead more

Polio vaccination certificate

01 Oct 2014

How to complete an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) for polioRead more

Diseases

Outbreak Surveillance

VDPV2 in USA

25 Jul 2022 United States + Rockland County

On 22 July 2022, a case of polio in a Rockland County resident, was reported. This is the only case confirmed. The patient developed symptoms of weakness and paralysis a month ago. Health authorities in NY and the CDC confirm this polio case was transmitted from an individual who received the oral polio vaccine (OPV), which hasn't been administered in the U.S. since 2000.

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cVDPV2 in Algeria

15 Jul 2022 Algeria + Tamanghasset

As of 13 July 2022, one case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been reported. This is the first case of cVDPV2 in the country and is linked to Zamfara emergence from Nigeria.

Source: GPEI

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cVDPV2 in Ghana

15 Jul 2022 Ghana + Savannah

As of 13 July 2022, one case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been reported. This is the first case of cVDPV2 in 2022.

Source: GPEI

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VDPV2 in United Kingdom

28 Jun 2022 United Kingdom

Investigations are underway as vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2) has been detected in sewage samples in London. The population are advised to check their routine polio vaccinations are up to date.

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cVDPV2 in Eritrea

10 Jun 2022 Eritrea

On 3 June 2022, circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been reported in a person with acute flaccid paralysis.

Source: GPEI

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Polio in Mozambique

19 May 2022 Mozambique + Tete

As of 18 May 2022, health authorities in Mozambique declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 after confirming that a child in the country’s north-eastern Tete province had contracted the disease.

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cVDPV3 in Israel

19 Apr 2022 Israel + Jerusalem

As of 15 April 2022, a total of seven circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 3 (cVDPV3) positive results have been confirmed. This includes the index case and six asymptomatic children. One child has a history of incomplete polio immunisation, the other six are unvaccinated. An additional two children with cVDPV3 detection using in-house molecular techniques are awaiting further confirmation.

Source: WHO

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cVDPV3 in Palestinian Territories

11 Mar 2022 Palestinian Territories

Environmental samples collected between September 2021 and January 2022, have now been reclassified as circulating vaccine-derived polio virus type 3 (cVDPV3). This confirms an outbreak of cVDPV3 in the occupied Palestinian territory.

Source: GPEI

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Poliomyelitis in Malawi

21 Feb 2022 Malawi

As of 17 February 2022, ongoing surveillance has confirmed a case of type 1 wild poliovirus (WPV1) in a child with onset of paralysis on 19 November 2021. The virus is genetically linked to WPV1 detected in Pakistan's Sindh province in October 2019.

Source: WHO

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cVDPV2 in Mozambique

18 Feb 2022 Mozambique + Cabo Delgado
Nampula

As of 18 February 2022, two cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) have been reported; one each in the provinces of Nampula and Cabo Delgado.

Source: GPEI

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cVDPV2 in Djibouti

04 Feb 2022 Djibouti + Arta
Djibouti

As of 2 February 2022, three circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 positive environmental samples were reported; one in Arta and two in Djibouti. The virus detected is linked to the virus circulating in Yemen.

Source: GPEI

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cVDPV2 in Ukraine

25 Jan 2022 Ukraine + Transcarpathia

On 24 January 2022, poliovirus type 2 was confirmed in a sample from an unvaccinated 2-year-old child. The child had signs of flaccid lower paraparesis (a neurological syndrome affecting the legs). This is the second confirmed case of circulating vaccine derived polio virus type 2 in the country.

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cVDPV2 in Yemen

26 Nov 2021 Yemen + Taiz
Marib

As of 24 November 2021, two cases of circulating vaccine derived polio type 2 (cVDPV2) have been reported. These are the first cases of cVDPV2 in the country.

Source: GPEI

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cVDPV2 in Kenya

04 Nov 2021 Kenya

On 6 October 2021, the Kenyan Ministry of Health was notified of a confirmed case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2. This is the second case reported in 2021.

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cVDPV2 in Guinea-Bissau

02 Nov 2021 Guinea-Bissau

As of 26 October 2021, three cases of circulating vaccine derived polio type 2 (cVDPV2) have been reported. These cases are linked to the Jigawa outbreak in Nigeria.

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cVDPV2 in Ukraine

11 Oct 2021 Ukraine + Rivne Oblast

On 7 October 2021, a case of acute flaccid paralysis, caused by vaccine derived poliovirus type 2, was reported in a child in Rivne Oblast.

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cVDPV2 in Mauritania

10 Sep 2021 Mauritania + Trarza

As of 2 September 2021, two environmental samples have tested positive for circulating vaccine derived polio type 2 (cVDPV2). The virus detected is linked to the Jigawa outbreak in Nigeria.

Source: GPEI

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cVDPV3 in China

23 Aug 2021 View Countries + China
Hong Kong (China)
Macao (China)
Tibet (China)

China is affected by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus 3 (cVDPV3).

Source: GPEI

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cVDPV2 in Uganda

18 Aug 2021 Uganda + Kampala

Two environmental samples collected from sewage plants in Kampala have tested positive for circulating vaccine derived polio virus type 2 (cVDPV2). The virus detected is linked with a strain reported in Sudan.

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cVDPV2 in Gambia

18 Aug 2021 Gambia

Two environmental samples have tested positive for circulating vaccine derived polio virus type 2 (cVDPV2) during 2021. The virus detected is linked to the Jigawa outbreak in Nigeria.

Source: GPEI

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