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September 13 Polio Update

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Wild Polio Virus Summary:
New wild poliovirus isolates reported this week:

AFP cases: 0

Environment: 5
Others: 0
New cVDPV isolates reported this week:
AFP cases 6

Environment: 7
Others:  4

Summary of new poliovirus cases and positive environmental samples:
Pakistan: five WPV1 positive environmental sample
Central African Republic: one cVDPV2 case
Chad: four cVDPV2 cases
DR Congo: six positive environmental sample
Nigeria: one cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
Yemen: one cVDPV2 case


  • No wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported this week. There have been five WPV1 cases reported this year all from Nangarhar province.
  • Nangarhar was covered during the recent subnational immunization days (SNIDs) in May and July, as part of intensified efforts to interrupt persistent local WPV1 transmission in the area.


  • No WPV1 case was reported this week
  • There have been two WPV1 cases reported this year.
  • Five WPV1 positive environmental sample was reported, in Kyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, and Punjab.
  • There have been 22 WPV1 positive environmental samples reported in the country this year.

Officially reported WPV1 and cVDPV cases as of September 12, 2023:
Wild poliovirus (WPV)
Total global WPV1 cases in 2023: 7 (compared with 23 for the same period in 2022)

Total global WPV1 cases in 2022: 30
Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) cases
Total global cVDPV cases in 2023: 245 (compared with 332 for the same period in 2022)

Total global cVDPV cases in 2022: 871

Most recently reported WPV1 case: July 11, 2023, in Pakistan

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