By NewsDesk @bactiman63
Three additional wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases have been reported in the past week in Pakistan (2) and Afghanistan (1), bringing the total to 29 in 2019, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
In Pakistan, both WPV1 cases were reported from Bannu district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Pakistan has seen 21 cases year-to-date.
In Afghanistan, a case was reported in Kunar province, bringing the total number of WPV1 cases for 2019 to eight.
Join SmileDirectClub and get started with a free 30-minute visit at one of our SmileShops.
In addition, one new circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) case was reported in the past week, from Diffa province, Niger. It is the first cVDPV2 case from the country in 2019.
Lastly, The Lancet published the results this week of the first in-human, Phase 1 clinical trial for nOPV2 – a key first step toward determining the potential for a novel type-2 oral polio vaccine that would provide the same level of protection against type-2 poliovirus as OPV without the same risk of reverting into cVDPV2 in under-immunized populations. These initial results are promising, and suggest the vaccine is safe and immunogenic in adults; further clinical trial results will be important to evaluate nOPV as a potential tool to sustain a world free from all types of polioviruses.
- Reunion reports a slight decline in dengue cases
- Oklahoma reports 3 human West Nile virus cases
- Dengue in the Philippines: 77K cases reported through mid-May
- Measles and rubella eliminated from Oman and Bahrain
- Bacteriophages: How they can shape the gut microbiome
- CMV: Oklahoma health officials promote awareness
- Nipah in India: No cause for panic; Situation under control says Union Minister of Health
- Measles in Idaho: 1st case since 2001
- 1 million STD cases daily across the globe