“The mother was complaining that her son was weak and that the weakness had happened suddenly, so I examined his leg,” said Spogmai. “I saw that the limb was paralysed and immediately notified the clinic’s AFP focal point.” Read more….
Summary of new polioviruses this week:
Afghanistan: three WPV1 positive environmental samples
Algeria: one cVDPV2 case
Central African Rep: one cVDPV2 case and one CVDPV2 positive environmental sample
DR Congo: two cVDPV1 cases, 11 cVDPV2 cases and two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
Madagascar: 11 cVDPV1 positive environmental samples
Source: Global Polio Eradication Initiative