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Situation reports on the polio outbreak in Syria

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Situation update 12 September 2017

  • No new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 39. All confirmed cases to date have had onset of paralysis before 14 July 2017.
  • Final lab results are pending for an additional 4 poliovirus type-2 (PV2) isolates (2 from Mayadeen and 1 from Boukamal districts, Deir Ez-Zor governorate, and 1 from Thawra district, Raqqa governorate).
  • The second round for Deir Ez-Zor concluded 28 August. Third party independent monitoring reported coverage of 77% (gauged by caregiver recall).
  • Preparations for the second Raqqa round continue.
  • The Ministry of Health has established healthy children stool sampling in all governorates receiving IDPs from Deir Ez-Zor and Raqqa.
  • IPV is being administered to unvaccinated children under five from Deir Ez-Zor and Raqqa at border checkpoints and entrances in all governorates.
  • The total number of AFP cases detected in Deir Ez-Zor governorate since the beginning of 2017 is 134 (99 from Mayadeen, 10 from Deir Ez-Zor, and 25 from Boukamal districts). Raqqa governorate has reported 16 AFP cases (5 from Raqqa, 10 from Tell Abyad, and 1 from Thawra districts). Homs governorate has reported 30 AFP cases (14 from Homs city, 13 from Rastan, 1 from Tadmour and 2 from Talkalakh districts).

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Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 9, 15 August 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 8, 8 August 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 7, 1 August 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 6, 25 July 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 5, 18 July 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 4, 12 July 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 3, 4 July 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 2, 27 June 2017

Syria cVDPV2 outbreak situation report 1, 19 June 2017

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More than 355 000 children under 5-years old vaccinated against polio in hard to reach areas of Syria
18 August 2017

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Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s)

22 712

Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure)

4.8

Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births)

68

Primary health care centres and units (per 10 000 population)

0.9

Total life expectancy at birth (years)

64.5

Source: Country statistical profiles 2016

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Regional Health Observatory