Somalia Weekly Polio Update: Weeks 18, 2019

So far in 2019, Somalia has identified one child with circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2)* in Las Anod, Sool region, Somaliland;

In response to this case, a ’round zero’ was conducted from 7-10 May in Las Anod (where the case was confirmed) and in seven districts of three regions: Sool and neighbouring Togdher and Sanaag;

No new cVDPV2 or cVDPV3 isolates have been detected through environmental sampling in 2019;

Thirteen children have been confirmed to have cVDPV in the ongoing concurrent outbreaks: six cVDPV2, six cVPDV3, and child is coinfected with cVPDV types 2 and 3.

Source: UN Children’s Fund