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Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

25 Feb 2021

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

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

28 Oct 2020

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

Wild polio eradicated in Africa

27 Aug 2020

Wild polio has been eradicated in Africa; although vaccine-derived polio remains a threat Read more

Updated rabies post-exposure guidelines

26 Aug 2020

Updated rabies post-exposure guidelines have been published Read more

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

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

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

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

Polio: exportations from Afghanistan

13 May 2015

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

cVDPV2 in Iran

25 Feb 2021 Iran + Sistan va Baluchestan

cVDPV2 has been detected in sewage in two districts in Sistan and Baluchistan province.

Source: WHO

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cVDPV2 in Egypt

25 Feb 2021 Egypt

In September 2020, cVDPV2 virus was detected in sewage in Giza, Cairo with links to importation from Sudan. cVDPV2 has recently been detected in sewage in Alexandria with links to the cVDPV2 found in the River Nile state in Sudan, and one cVDPV2 detected in both Anwan and Qena in southern Egypt linked to Alexandria.

Source: WHO

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cVDPV2 in Kenya

25 Feb 2021 Kenya + Mombasa County

As of the 17 February one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample was reported in Mombasa.

Source: GPEI

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cVDPV2 in Tajikistan

12 Feb 2021 Tajikistan + Khatlon

As of 10 February 2021, one case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported in Khatlon province making it the first cVDPV2 case in the country. The case is linked to an outbreak originating in Pakistan.

Source: GPEI

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cVDPV2 in Liberia

04 Jan 2021 Liberia + Montserrado

Two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples were reported in Montserrado. These are the first cVDPV2 positive environmental samples in the country.

Source: GPEI

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cVDPV2 in Sierra Leone

04 Jan 2021 Sierra Leone

Three cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported; one each in the Western Area, Northern and North Western. These are the first cVDPV2 cases in the country.

Source: GPEI

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cVDPV2 in Nigeria

18 Dec 2020 Nigeria + Zamfara

Two cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported in Zamfara. There are six cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020 and 18 cVDPV2 cases reported in 2019.

Source: GPEI

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cVDPV2 in Congo

09 Nov 2020 Congo + Kouilou

One case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported in Kouilou making it the first in the country. The virus is linked to the Huila outbreak in Angola.

Source: GPEI

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cVDPV2 in South Sudan

29 Oct 2020 South Sudan

Three circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) positive cases are reported from South Sudan.

Source: GPEI

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cVDPV2 in Côte d'Ivoire

20 Oct 2020 Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

As of 4 October 2020, four cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported; one each in Gbokle-Nawa-San-Pedro, Loh-Djiboua, Poro-Tchologo-Bagoue and Tonkpi provinces. The total number of cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020 is 33.

Source: WHO

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cVDPV2 in Sudan

06 Oct 2020 Sudan + Red Sea

As of 30 September 2020, one cVDPV2 case was reported in the Red Sea province. There are 23 cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020 so far. The initial viruses were linked to the ongoing outbreak in Chad.

Source: GPEI

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cVDPV1 in Yemen

24 Aug 2020 Yemen

As of 19 August 2020, 15 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) positive cases were reported this week from Yemen.

Source: GPEI

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cVDPV2 in Guinea

05 Aug 2020 Guinea + Kankan

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

Source: WHO

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cVDPV2 in Côte d'Ivoire

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.

Source: GPEI

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cVDPV2 in Burkina Faso

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.

Source: GPEI

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