Polio Cases Confirmed In Afghanistan and Senegal
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative confirmed on March 31, 2021, Afghanistan and Senegal reported polio cases over the last week involving circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2).
And a map showing the latest number of polio cases in each affected country was updated.
Since the launch of the GPEI in 1988, it successfully decreased wild poliovirus cases by over 99%.
Polio can be prevented with a vaccine. Since 2000, the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) is most often given in the USA. It is administered by a shot in the arm or leg, depending on the person’s age, says the U.S. CDC.
The U.S. CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Vaccine Recommendations is published on this webpage. Several U.S. FDA Authorized Polio Vaccines are listed on this Vax-Before-Travel webpage.