The European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) says three different types of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2)) outbreaks are circulating in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).   By...

The recent polio outbreak reported in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a notice for travelers to that country. The outbreak...

Last month, a vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (VDPV1) case was confirmed in a child from Morobe Province. Papua New Guinea has not had a case of wild poliovirus since 1996, and the country was certified...

The Kenyan government has launched a polio immunization campaign that seeks to reach at least 2,416,750 children under 5 years of age in 11 counties across the country. Lamu County Health Department Chief...

Low polio vaccine coverage, especially in children under five years old, has sparked a red light in Brazil, according to health ministry officials. In a meeting with representatives of states and municipalities,...

The total circulating vaccine-derived polio cases (cVDPV) cases has risen to 13 globally after additional cases have been reported in the African countries of Somalia and the Democratic Republic of...

In a follow-up to a report last week, the National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea and the World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed that the strain of poliovirus first detected in a child...

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) reported this week on a advance notification of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus-1 (cVDPV1) in Papua New Guinea. Following identification last month...

Nigeria and Africa on track to eradicating poliomyelitis, according to Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole during an announcement at the African Regional Commission for Certification...

The West Africa nation of Ghana has formally adopted the Inactive Polio Vaccine (IPV) as the routine agent of immunization against polio for children under 5 years of age. The IPV has replaced the Oral...