MMWR Report Summarizes 2017-2018 Progress Toward Global Polio Containment, Eradication
CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Progress Toward Poliovirus Containment Implementation — Worldwide, 2017-2018
Jacqueline Fournier-Caruana of the WHO Polio Eradication Initiative and colleagues from WHO and CDC discuss recent progress toward global polio eradication. The authors write, “Only 22 cases from a single serotype (WPV1) were reported in 2017 from Afghanistan and Pakistan, two of the three countries with endemic poliovirus transmission. Nigeria did not detect WPV cases in 2017. … Substantial progress toward poliovirus containment has been made during 2017-2018…” (9/7).