Polio this week as of 04 January 2023

“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