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Polio this week as of 03 February 2020

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  • “At the time, I could see that most children in the country were not vaccinated and I was excited to help them.” says Dr. Alda Morais Pedro De Sousa, who features in our latest “Women Leaders in Polio Eradication” series. Read more

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  • Summary of new WPV and cVDPV viruses this week (AFP cases and ES positives):

    • - Afghanistan: one WPV1 and 14 cVDPV2 cases and two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
      • Pakistan: three WPV1 and 18 cVDPV2 positive environmental samples and eight cVDPV2 cases
      • Benin: one cVDPV2 case and two positive environmental samples
      • Nigeria: one cVDPV2 case