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Polio this week as of July 26, 2023


  • “While the challenges before us are formidable and complex, I remain cautiously optimistic about the goal of interrupting transmission of poliovirus in Pakistan by the end of this year. This will require solidarity and collective action at all levels to enable rigorous implementation of the strategy, that must be fully supported by communities and the political, administrative and security leadership,” – WHO Regional Director Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari. Read more
  • Health teams in Sudan are going to extraordinary levels of coordination to detect polio amidst the conflict. Part of this work includes sending stool samples of children presenting with acute flaccid paralysis, a symptom of polio, across states for testing to the Argeen point of entry with Egypt. Read more
  • nOPV2 rollout: Approximately 700 million doses of nOPV2 have been administered across 31 countries under its WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) to date. An additional 14 countries have met the requirements for nOPV2 use in the event of an outbreak. More information on nOPV2 is available here.

Summary of new polioviruses this week:

  • Afghanistan: three WPV1 positive environmental samples
  • Algeria: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
  • Burundi: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
  • DR Congo: one cVDPV2 case
  • Nigeria: two cVDPV2 cases and three cVDPV2 positive environmental samples