Latest figures on polio cases worldwide August 2017

This is the latest news from Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio


Wild Polio Virus:  8 confirmed cases since 1st January 2017, compared with 19 cases at the same time in 2016.  3 of these cases were in Pakistan compared with 13 cases last year and 5 cases in Afghanistan compared with 6 cases last year. 


Vaccine derived polio:  there have been 31 cases of vaccine derived polio since 1st January 2017, compared with 3 cases at the same time last year, 27 of these cases were in Syria and 4 cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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