WHO Epidemiological Brief 11: Importation of Wild Poliovirus and Response Measures in the European Region




As of 16 December, Tajikistan had reported 458 laboratory-confirmed cases of wild poliovirus type 1, including 29 deaths. The last confirmed case in Tajikistan had a date of onset of 4 July. Since the beginning of the year, the Russian Federation had reported 14 poliomyelitis (polio) cases; Turkmenistan 3 cases, and Kazakhstan 1 case.

National immunization days (NIDs) were conducted in Tajikistan (6 rounds), Uzbekistan (4 rounds), Turkmenistan (3 rounds), Kyrgyzstan (2 rounds) and Kazakhstan (1 round). Kazakhstan also completed one round of subnational supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) (approximately 2.2 million people). Reported coverage was extremely high in all countries.