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CDC’s MMWR Publishes Update On Progress Toward Polio Elimination In Pakistan

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication — Pakistan, January 2017-September 2018
Christopher Hsu of the CDC’s Global Immunization Division and colleagues write, “Pakistan remains one of only three countries worldwide (the others are Afghanistan and Nigeria) that has never had interrupted [wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1)] transmission. This report documents Pakistan’s activities and progress toward polio eradication during January 2017-September 2018 and updates previous reports. In 2017, Pakistan reported eight WPV1 cases, a 60 percent decrease from 20 cases in 2016. As of September 18, 2018, four cases had been reported, compared with five cases at that time in 2017…” (11/9).