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Situation reports on vaccine-derived poliovirus in Somalia

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Key updates, 11 December 2018

No new human cases reported this week. The total number of cases remains 12: five cVDPV2 cases, six cVDPV3 cases, and one case with cVDPV2 and cVDPV3 co-infection.

One new environmental cVDPV2 isolate reported this week from the 21 October environmental site in Mogadishu. This sample was collected on 11 October 2018, bringing the total number of positive environmental isolates collected this year to 32.

The third outbreak immunization response using mOPV2 vaccine was completed in week 48 in response to the ongoing circulation of VDPV2. This targeted campaign reached nine regions of South and Central zones and was conducted between the 25—28 November, targeting more than 1.5m children under age five.

The 18th Meeting of the Horn of Africa TAG (27 to 29 November, Nairobi) acknowledged the hard work of country and field teams despite unprecedented challenging situations and complex humanitarian emergencies (South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen).

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s)12 316
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 732
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 55

Source: Country statistical profiles 2017

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