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Afghanistan: Polio this week as of 13 March 2019

Source: Global Polio Eradication Initiative Country: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Somalia
Polio this week as of 13 March 2019 On the occasion of the International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative featured stories of women on-ground working for polio eradication efforts. Read all the IWD news here. Wild poliovirus continues to transmit in Afghanistan—one of the most challenging geographical and socio-political landscapes—but GPEI is working with the partners and the government to make concrete gains in eliminating the disease. More on the efforts here. Real-time disease surveillance is the future of disease of surveillance, which is being rolled-out at the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Africa in collaboration with the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation. Read more. Summary of new viruses this week: Pakistan – nine WPV1-positive environmental s Nigeria— one circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2)- positive community contact case and three cVDPV2-positive environmental samples. See country sections below for more details.


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