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Afghanistan: Polio this week as of 08 January 2019

Source: Global Polio Eradication Initiative Country: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Somalia
During the four-day visit to polio endemic countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan, WHO Director General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, reiterated WHO’s commitment to help endemic, outbreak and at-risk countries rid of poliovirus. Read the press release here. In Mozambique, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreak is confirmed. See ‘Mozambique’ section below for more details. Summary of new viruses this week: Afghanistan – two WPV1-positive environmental s Pakistan – nine WPV1-positive environmental s Mozambique- one new case of cVDPV2.

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