Wild Poliovirus Type 1 and Type 3 Importations -- 15 Countries, Africa, 2008-2009

April 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;4/17/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 14, p357
The article presents an update on the Global Polio Eradication Initiative which started in 1988. A total of 96 polio cases in 15 African countries was a result of 32 importations of Wild Poliovirus Type (WPV) 1 and Type 3. It states that 29 WPV importations came from Nigeria which resulted in 68 polio cases and 3 originated from India resulting in 28 cases. West Central Africa, Horn of Africa and South Central Africa were the regions affected by the importations from 2008-2009.


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