WHO Epidemiological Brief 2: Tajikistan polio outbreak and regional response



As of 28 June 2010, Tajikistan has reported 334 laboratory-confirmed cases of wild poliovirus type 1. There have been 15 deaths. No new cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) had been reported since 12 June.

Four rounds of national immunization days (NIDs) in Tajikistan and two rounds in Uzbekistan had taken place. Uzbekistan will conduct a third round, beginning 5 July. Coverage was extremely high in both countries. Kyrgyzstan will begin two rounds of NIDs in July.