Posted by Robert J Martin on Jul 19, 2017
POLIO UPDATE JULY 12TH
 
 
   Summary of newly-reported viruses this week:  Pakistan – one new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) isolated from an acute flaccid paralysis case; Afghanistan – one new WPV1-positive environmental sample.  See country-specific section below, for more details.

Afghanistan:  No new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week.  The total number of WPV1 cases for 2017 remains four.  The most recent WPV1 case had onset of paralysis on 16 April from Nawzad district, Hilmand province.
  

 Pakistan:  One new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported in the past week, bringing the total number of WPV1 cases for 2017 to three.  It is the most recent case in the country, and had onset of paralysis on 11 June, from Killa Abdullah, Balochistan.
 
in Syria there have been 23 cases of vaccine related cases of polio.  There have also been two isolates of Type I polio virus in water in Punjab.  The current vaccines do not include Type I so a response plan is being prepared to deal with unexpected event.  There have been no cases of Type I polio reported.