By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews


Five additional wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases have been confirmed in Pakistan this past week, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

Two cases were reported from Torghar district, two from Bannu district, and one from North Waziristan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Year-to-date, Pakistan has recorded 32 WPV1 cases. In all of 2018, only 12 cases were identified.

Globally, 42 WPV1 cases have been reported during the first half of the year.

In Central Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) saw an additional case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in Kasai province, Kamonia district.

Lastly, Angola reported their second cVDPV2 outbreak this year. This one was in Kuvango district, Huila province.

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