Latest figures on polio cases around the world March 2016

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Wild Polio Virus - 1:     There have been 7 cases since 1st January vs 20 cases at this time in 2015.   6 of these cases were in Pakistan vs 19 cases, and 1 case in Afghanistan vs 1.


Wild Polio Virus - 3:     No cases since November 2012


Vaccine Derived Polio Virus - 1:   3 cases reported since 1st January 2016, all in Laos.  There were 20 cases worldwide in 2015.


Vaccine Derived Polio Virus - 2:     No cases since 1st January.  There were 12 cases worldwide in 2015.


Vaccine derived polio only occurs when the oral polio vaccine is used, more and more countries are now using the inactive polio vaccine which cannot cause vaccine derived polio.



Mansel Thomas

End Polio Now Co-ordinator.

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