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 The next meeting of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) will take place on 1- 2 October, in London, UK.  The IMB will review latest epidemiology and programme developments, and is expected to issue its report as usual within two weeks of the meeting.

The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) remains the major poliovirus reservoir in Pakistan and in Asia, due to confirmed circulation of both WPV1 and cVDPV2.  Efforts are ongoing to curb transmission in this area, including through vaccination at transit points and conducting Short Interval Additional Dose (SIADs) campaigns in areas that have recently become accessible.

 

India: Wild Polio Virus Total as on September 18 2013 : - Continues to REMAINS at Nil.

 Wild Poliovirus Weekly Update as on September 18, 2013 -  World Wide as Reported by WHO:

 

New Wild Polio Virus case reported in the past week World Wide for 2013: 8 (7 case are from the Horn of Africa & 1 from Nigeria)

 

No New Case of  WPV was reported from Afghanistan.

 

One New  Case of WPV1 were reported from Nigeria.  

 

No Case of WPV was reported from Pakistan,

 

6 New Case of WPV1 was reported from Somalia

 

1 New Case of WPV1 was reported from Kenya

 

No New Case of WPV was reported from Ethiopia

 

Total Wild Polio cases reported in 2012: 223

 

Total Wild Polio cases reported as on  September 18, 2013 move to : 264 (compared with 136 for the same period in 2012)

 

Total in endemic countries in 2013: 79 (compared with 140 for the same period in 2012)

Total in non-endemic countries in 2013: 185 (compared with 5 for the same period in 2012)

 

OFFICIALLY REPORTED WILD VIRUS CASES ON September 18, 2013 in Endemic Countries:  Move to 79

 

Afghanistan: 4 cases in 2013 (compared with 17 for the same period in 2012)

Nigeria: 47 cases in 2013 (compared with 88 for the same period in 2012)

Pakistan: 28 cases in 2013 (compared with 35 for the same period in 2012)

 

OFFICIALLY REPORTED WILD VIRUS CASES ON September 18, 2013 in Importation Countries: Move to 185.

 

Kenya: 15 case in 2013 (compared with 0 for the same period in 2012)

Somalia: 169 case in 2013 (compared with 0 for the same period in 2012)

Chad: 0 case in 2013 (compared with 3 for the same period in 2012)

Ethiopia: 1 case in 2013 (compared with 0 for the same period in 2012)

 

cVDPV Poliovirus Weekly Update as on - September 18, 2013 -  World Wide as Reported by WHO.

 No New Case was reported this week.

 Best wishes

Lindsay Ford

Past District Governor 2012-2013

Chair Vanuatu Projects

Chair Polio Plus Programme

Rotary District 9910

Rotary Club of Norfolk Island

E-Mail: ford.rotary@optusnet.com.au

Skype; lindsay.alison.ford

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