WHO Epidemiological Brief 9: polio outbreak in the European Region and country responses




As of 25 October, Tajikistan had reported 458 laboratory-confirmed cases of wild poliovirus type 1, including 26 deaths. The last confirmed case had a date of onset of 4 July. Since the beginning of the year, the Russian Federation had reported 14 polio cases; Turkmenistan, 3 cases and Kazakhstan, 1 case.

National immunization days (NIDs) have been conducted in Tajikistan (5 rounds), Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan (3 rounds each), Kyrgyzstan (2 rounds) and Kazakhstan (1 rounds). All countries have reported extremely high coverage.