Posted by Robert J Martin on Oct 05, 2017





 
Polio this week as of 27 September 2017
 
We had a new case in Pakistan so now up to 11 new wild polio cases.
HeadlinesSummary of newly-reported viruses this week:  Pakistan:  one new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case reported, in Lakki Marwat district, Khyber Pakhtoon province; four new WPV1-positive environmental samples, reported in Sindh and Balochistan provinces. Afghanistan: two new WPV1-positive environmental samples reported in Kandahar province. See country-specific sections for further 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 six. The most recent case in the country had onset of paralysis on 10 July, from Zabul province, neighboring Kandahar province and Pakistan.
   Two new WPV1-positive environmental samples have been reported in Kandahar province. This brings Afghanistan’s 2017 total of WPV1 environmental positives to 10. Pakistan:  One new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported in the past week. The case occurred in Lakki Marwat district, Khyber Pakhtoon province. Onset of paralysis was on 21 August. The total number of WPV1 cases for 2017 is now 5.
   The case is the first in the Khyber Pakhtoon province this year, following 8 WPV1 cases in the province during 2016. Five WPV1 positives from the environment were reported in Khyber Pakhtoon this year, all in Peshawar district. The last environmental sample positive from Peshawar was collected on 10 June.
 
Nigeria:  No new cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) were reported in the past week.  The total number of WPV1 cases for 2016 remains four and no cases have been reported in 2017.  The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 21 August 2016 in Monguno Local Government Area, Borno.