GPEI Update: Polio this week – As of 28 May 2014

GPEI Update: Polio this week – As of 28 May 2014
Global Polio Eradication Initiative
Editor’s Excerpt – Full report: http://www.polioeradication.org/Dataandmonitoring/Poliothisweek.aspx
:: A case of polio due to wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) was reported in the past week from Iraq, the second child to be paralyzed by polio in the country since the beginning of the Middle East outbreak last year. Countries are currently implementing the second phase of the regional outbreak response. A targeted mop-up campaign is currently ongoing in the area where the two cases in Iraq were found…
Pakistan
:: One new WPV1 case was reported in the past week from FR Bannu, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), with onset of paralysis on 2 May. The total number of WPV1 cases reported from Pakistan for 2014 is 67…
Middle East
:: A case of polio due to wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) was reported last week from Mada’in district in Baghdad-Resafa province, Iraq, with onset of paralysis on 7 April. This is the second child to be paralyzed by polio in the country since the beginning of the Middle East outbreak last year. A targeted mop-up campaign is currently ongoing in the area where the two cases in Iraq were found.
:: The total number of WPV1 cases reported from the Middle East is 38. In Syria, 36 cases are reported (35 in 2013 and 1 in 2014) with the most recent date of onset of paralyses on 21 January…