DRC and Yemen confirm more polio cases

Two countries—the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Yemen—reported new polio cases this week, both involving vaccine-derived strains, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) said in its latest weekly update.

In the DRC, six cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) were reported from Haut Lomami, bringing the total for the year to 47. The country also reported 17 cVDPV2 cases from four different provinces, 11 of them from Tanganyika, lifting the 2022 total to 188.

Yemen reported four more cVDPV2 cases from three locations, putting its total at 154 this year.

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