POLIO [to 28 January 2017]

POLIO [to 28 January 2017]
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

Polio this week as of 26 January 2017
:: The Executive Board of the World Health Organization is meeting this week in Geneva, Switzerland.  Ministries of Health will agree on the agenda for the May World Health Assembly (WHA), and will review various international public health topics.  Ministers are expected to receive a comprehensive review and overview of the latest global poliovirus epidemiology.

Country Updates [Selected Excerpts]
Afghanistan
:: One new environmental WPV1 positive sample was reported in the past week, from Hilmand province, collected on 23 December 2016.

Pakistan
:: One new environmental WPV1 positive sample was reported in the past week, from Killa Abdullah, Balochistan, collected on 1 January 2017. It is the first WPV1-positive sample detected globally from this year.