Nigeria has the most polio cases

Tuesday, 10 July, 2012

Three countries remain endemic for polio: Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Nigeria sadly leads with 40 cases this year. Pakistan has had 19 cases and Afghanistan 10. Globally there have been 73 cases of polio caused by wild polio viruses. The 4th Round of the Immunisation Plus Days has just started in the north of Nigeria.

For the polio stats visit the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. For the latest summary see the recent posting on ProMED Mail.