Quote of the Day - “Together, let us achieve history: let us ensure that no child anywhere will ever again by paralyzed by any Poliovirus” Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Chair, GPEI Polio Oversight Board, Director-General, WHO 
Two new Wild Polio cases reported this week. 
The Final Three Polio Endemic Countries:
  • Pakistan - One new Polio case reported this week. Seventy-seven Polio cases reported in 2019.  The most recent case was from the Lakki District of the Khyber Pkhtunkhwa Province.  The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 10/13/19.  Pakistan reported twelve Wild Polio cases in 2018.  Twelve new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.  
  • Afghanistan - One new Polio case reported this week. Nineteen Polio cases reported in 2019.  The most recent case was from the Kandahar Province with an onset of paralysis on 9/18/19. Afghanistan reported twenty-one Wild Polio cases in 2018. No new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
  • Nigeria - No Wild Polio cases have been reported in 2017, 2018, or 2019.   The most recent Polio case was reported on 8/20/16.  Nigeria is to be congratulated on over Three Years without a Wild Polio case!