By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Five additional wild polioviruses type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week in Pakistan. According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, one case each was reported from Hangu, Bannu, and North Waziristan districts, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province; and, two from Hyderabad district, Sindh province.
This brings Pakistan’s total to 58 this year and the global total to 71.
Pakistan only reported 12 cases all of last year.
In addition, seven more circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases were reported, six in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and one in Nigeria. To date, 59 cases have been reported in Africa and Asia this year.