By Robert Herriman @infectiousdiseasenews
In this video, I look at a public health situation the World Health Organization Emergency Committee says they are “gravely concerned” about and that’s the wild poliovirus increase reported in 2019.
The situation in Afghanistan is not good and in Pakistan it’s particularly concerning. Will Nigeria and the African Region be certified WPV free next year? All depends.
I also talk about the spread of circulating Vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPVs) across Africa and parts of Asia, which is also very concerning.
The issue of low vaccination rates is addressed with a spotlight on the Philippines.