The UK Heath Security Agency (UKHSA), working with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has found poliovirus in sewage samples collected from the London Beckton Sewage Treatment...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In Ukraine, a case of polio was recorded and confirmed in a 1.5-year-old child from Rivne Oblast. The disease is caused by a derivative of the vaccine strain of polioviruses...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) reported this week on a case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in Tajikistan. The case was reported in...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In Liberia, the Minister of Health, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, has issued a statement declaring polio outbreak within the country as a ‘National Public Health Emergency.’ The...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) in Sudan has confirmed 21 confirmed cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV2) in 10 states. The first case was reported in...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) announced that a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) outbreak has been declared in Yemen. Fifteen...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In Pakistan, an additional six wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported this week–three with onset in 2019 and three for 2020–bringing the WPV1...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Earlier this month, Philippines health officials reported two confirmed cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2)–one in a 3-year-old girl from Lanao del Sur in...

One case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 has been reported this week in Baruten LGA, Kwara state, Nigeria, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The case, the first one...

In June 2018, an outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) was declared in Papua New Guinea following laboratory confirmation of cVDPV1 isolation in two healthy community contacts...