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Published On: Fri, Mar 14th, 2014

Polio transmission continues in Cameroon

The transmission of polio continues into 2014 in the west Central African country of Cameroon, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) Wednesday.

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Two new wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week, with onset of paralysis on 6 and 25 January.

In October 2013, Cameroon reported it’s first polio case since 2009. Four cases were reported last year.

The other country to report new WPV1 cases during the past week was Pakistan.

Three new WPV1 cases were reported in the past week, all from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA – two from North Waziristan and one from South Waziristan).

The total polio cases reported in 2014 now stands at 33.

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two new WPV1 cases were reported in the past week, with onset of paralysis on 6 and 25 January 2014 – See more at: http://www.polioeradication.org/Dataandmonitoring/Poliothisweek.aspx#sthash.gVJYzIft.dpuf
two new WPV1 cases were reported in the past week, with onset of paralysis on 6 and 25 January 2014 – See more at: http://www.polioeradication.org/Dataandmonitoring/Poliothisweek.aspx#sthash.gVJYzIft.dpuf

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today.

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  2. […] and gaps in programme opening in Kano state, Nigeria, and in a dispute response opening in Cameroon. These risks are compounded by gaps in polio notice and a continued hazard of new general […]

  3. […] polio in Cameroon, one new WPV1 case was reported in the past week, with onset of paralysis on 31 January 2014, […]

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