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Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

07 Jul 2020

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

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

09 Apr 2020

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

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

09 Jan 2020

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

Chad, Togo and Zambia: updated recommendations for polio vaccination

25 Oct 2019

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 has been confirmed by the World Health Organization in these African countries Read more

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

10 Oct 2019

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

Ghana: new outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV)

02 Sep 2019

The first case circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been reported in Ghana Read more

Benin: updated recommendations for polio vaccination

14 Aug 2019

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed Read more

Myanmar: New outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV)

29 Jul 2019

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) has been detected in Kayin Province, Myanmar Read more

Ghana: updated recommendations for polio vaccination

22 Jul 2019

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV) has been detected in an environmental sample during routine surveillance Read more

China: updated recommendations for polio vaccination

16 Jul 2019

A case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) is confirmed Read more

Angola: updated recommendations for polio vaccination

20 Jun 2019

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) is confirmed in Cambulo province, Lunda Notre district, Angola Read more

Indonesia: recommendation for polio vaccination

26 Feb 2019

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) is confirmed in Papua province, Indonesia Read more

Mozambique: cVDPV – recommendation for polio vaccination

17 Jan 2019

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) is confirmed in a community in Mozambique Read more

Niger: circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV)

03 Oct 2018

Two cases of cVDPV have been reported from Zinder province, Niger Read more

Nigeria: first cases of wild polio reported since 2014

15 Aug 2016

After more than two years without wild poliovirus in Nigeria, the Government reported that two children have been paralysed by the disease in the northern Borno state Read more

Changes to Country information pages: polio vaccination

30 Mar 2016

WHO 8th IHR Emergency Committee statement to reduce the international spread of polio is published; NaTHNaC reviews polio epidemiology and removes polio vaccine recommendations for some countries Read more

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) in Myanmar: change to recommendation for vaccination

14 Dec 2015

Cases of genetically linked cVDPV have been reported in Myanmar Read more

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV): changes to Country Information pages - polio vaccination

01 Dec 2015

Latest on WHO temporary recommendations to prevent the international spread of cVDPV and update to country status Read more

Polio vaccination recommendations: country update

27 Nov 2015

NaTHNaC reviews polio epidemiology and removes polio vaccine recommendations for some countries Read more

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

13 Oct 2015

International spread of wild poliovirus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern Read more

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV): Ukraine

07 Sep 2015

An outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus is reported from south-western Ukraine, bordering Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland Read more

Polio: exportations from Afghanistan

13 May 2015

Afghanistan: evidence of polio spread to Pakistan and polio vaccine recommendations for travellers Read more

Outbreak Surveillance

05 Aug 2020 Kankan. Guinea

As of 29 July 2020, a total of eight cVDPV2 cases were reported, the first in the country.

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03 Jul 2020 Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

In the week ending 1 July 2020, eight cVDPV2 cases were reported: one each in Gbeke, Gbokle-Nawa-San Pedro, Goh and Worodougou-Bere and two each in Haut Sassandra and Poro Tchologo-Bagoue provinces. A total of 18 cVDPV2 cases have now been reported in the country.

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17 Mar 2020 Burkina Faso

A case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported in 2019 from Burkino Faso, linked to the Jigawa outbreak in Nigeria.

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10 Feb 2020 Kinshasa. Democratic Republic of the Congo

On 5 February 2020, the Global Polio Laboratory Network notified WHO of a new confirmed case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in Kinshasha; the first in the city.

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13 Dec 2019 Sultan Kudarat. Philippines

One case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) was reported with onset of 28 October 2019 from the West Mindanao province. This is the first reported case of cVDPV1 in 2019.

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09 Dec 2019 Sabah. Malaysia (Borneo)

One case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus 1 (cVDPV1) was reported this week from Tuaran, Sabah. The onset of paralysis was 6 December 2019.

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08 Nov 2019 View Regions + Islamabad
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Kohistan

As of 5 November 2019, seven children have been paralysed from circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus strain 2 (cVDPV2).

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29 Oct 2019 Manila. Philippines

As of 24 October 2019, environmental samples of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus 1 (cVDPV1) were reported in the Phillippines. The samples were collected from one sewage collection site and its tributary pumping stations in Manila, between 1 July and 23 September 2019.

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29 Oct 2019 Borgou. Benin

One case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week from Parakou in Borgou province. The onset of paralysis was 13 September 2019. There are two cVDPV2 cases in 2019 linked to the Jigawa outbreak in Nigeria.

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29 Oct 2019 Maguindanao. Philippines

As of 28 October 2019, one additional case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus 2 (cVDPV2) was reported in the Phillippines. Three cases have now been reported.

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22 Oct 2019 Luapula. Zambia

On 17 October 2019, WHO was notified by the Ministry of Health of Zambia of a confirmed case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in Chienge district, Luapula province on the border with Democratic Republic of the Congo. Samples taken from healthy contacts of the case showed two positive results for cVDPV2.

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22 Oct 2019 Chari-Baguirmi. Chad

On 18 October 2019, WHO was informed about circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in Chad. A cVDPV2 was isolated from a 13-month-old case  with onset of paralysis on 9 September 2019 in Chari Baguirmi province, bordering Cameroon.

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22 Oct 2019 Plateaux. Togo

On 18 October 2019, WHO was informed about circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in Togo. A cVDPV2 was isolated from a 30-month-old case with onset of paralysis on 13 September 2019 in Plateaux province, bordering Benin and Ghana.

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08 Oct 2019 Angola

As of 25 September 2019, 19 cases of cVDPV2 cases have been reported from six outbreaks in Angola in 2019.

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27 Aug 2019 Northern. Ghana

On 23 August 2019, the Ministry of Health in Ghana notified WHO of a confirmed case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in Chereponi District, Northern Region. The case a two-year-old girl from Andonyama community who developed acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) on 23 July 2019 and presented to Chereponi district hospital on 27 July 2019.

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23 Aug 2019 Myanmar (Burma)

As of 19 August 2019, four cases of cVDPV1 have been reported in Myanmar since 23 June 2019. The latest case is a six year old with onset of paralysis on 23 July 2019, without a history of vaccination with OPV.

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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

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