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Three Countries Confirm Additional Polio Cases

June 8, 2024 • 1:50 pm CDT
GPEI polio case map June 4, 2024
(Precision Vaccinations News)

According to the weekly update of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), three countries confirmed additional polio cases.

As of June 5, 2024, Afghanistan and Pakistan each reported one wild poliovirus type (WPV1) case, the fourth WPV1 case for each country in 2024.

And Niger reported its second circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) case this year. 

Additionally, the GPEI posted the results of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization meeting results from March 2024 at this link.

The U.S. CDC issued an updated Global Polio Alert on May 23, 2024, regarding polio outbreaks and poliovirus detections in 34 countries. 

The World Health Organization recently confirmed that the spread of the poliovirus remained a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and recommended its extension through July 2024. Various vaccines are available worldwide to prevent additional polio cases.



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