GPEI Update: Polio this week – As of 18 Dec 2012

Update: Polio this week – As of 18 Dec 2012
Global Polio Eradication Initiative
http://www.polioeradication.org/Dataandmonitoring/Poliothisweek.aspx

[Editor’s Extract]
See joint statement by WHO, UNICEF

Nigeria
– Two new WPV cases were reported in the past week (1 WPV1 from Kano and 1 WPV3 from Yobe), bringing the total number of WPV cases for 2012 to 119. The WPV1 from Kano is the most recent in the country and had onset of paralysis on 20 November.

Horn of Africa
– Efforts are continuing to stop an ongoing cVDPV2 outbreak in Kenya and parts of Somalia (in a Somali refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, and Kismayo, south-central Somalia)…”