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Polio this week as of 22 January 2020

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  • The GPEI Polio Partners Group convened the eighth annual technical workshop on 6 December 2019 where a global overview of the status of poliovirus detection was presented among other polio updates. The meeting presentations are now available here.

  • Summary of new viruses this week (AFP cases and environmental samples):

    • Afghanistan: one WPV1 case and three WPV1-positive environmental samples

    • Pakistan: two WPV1 cases, four WPV1-positive environmental samples and six cVDPV2 cases

    • Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo): ten cVDPV2 cases

    • Côte d’Ivoire: two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples

    • Ghana: two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples

    • Malaysia: two cVDPV1 cases

    • Philippines: two cVDPV2 cases and two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples

    • Togo: one cVDPV2 case