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Somalia: Weekly EPI/POL Update Week 31 (5 August 2018)

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VDPVs from environm ental samples

➢No new cVDPV2 isolates from environmental samples. The date of collection of most recent positive environmental sample was on 17th May 2018

➢No new cVDPV3 isolate from environmental samples. The date of collection of most recent positive environmental sample for cVDPV3 in Somalia was on 19th April 2018

➢In total, 10 cVDPV2 and seven (7) cVDPV3 viruses have been isolated from environmental samples in 2018 compared to two (2) VDPV2s and 0 VDPV3 in 2017

➢There are four (4) environmental sites in Somalia, all of which are located in Banadir region (Mogadishu)

VDPVs from human samples

➢ Five(5) community samples with PV type 2 referred to the CDC for sequencing on 30th July 2018. Samples collected from Dollo on 10 and 11 July 2018 (which is during mOV2 campaign in South) all have OPV doses >9 and confirmed that they took mOPV2 vaccine on 9th June 2019.

➢ One (1) AFP case from Galgadud region with date of on set of paralysis on July 08 has PV-2 and sent for sequencing to CDC.
The last OPV for this case was on May 08 and has 5 OPV doses and no IPV

➢No new confirmed cVDPV from human samples this week. The last case was reported from Dolo.

➢The total number of cVDPV cases remains four (4) [two (2) cVDPV3, one (1) cVDPV2 and one (1) with both cVDPV2 and cVDPV3. The dates of onset of the most recent cVDPV2 is on 26 May and cVDPV3 is on 23 May 2018