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Our progress against polio
  • Published Date:

    03/19/2021

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    English
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    CDC and its international partners have made significant progress toward polio eradication over the past 33 years. • The annual number of wild poliovirus cases has declined by more than 99.9% worldwide from an estimated 350,000 in 1988 when the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was launched. • Of the three serotypes of wild poliovirus, type 2 was certified as eradicated in 2015 and type 3 was certified as eradicated in 2018. • The last evidence of wild poliovirus type 1 transmission in Nigeria was in September 2018, leaving only two polio-endemic countries (having never interrupted the transmission of indigenous wild poliovirus type 1), which are Afghanistan and Pakistan. • Five out of six World Health Organization regions are now certified wild poliovirus free—the African Region, the Americas, Europe, South East Asia and the Western Pacific. • Without our polio eradication efforts, more than 18 million people who are currently healthy would have been paralyzed by the virus. • Global polio eradication efforts stopped 14 of 29 circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPVs) outbreaks active in 2019. Setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic and polio outbreak response campaign quality must be addressed to regain progress and end every form of polio.
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    If you have a severe allergic reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine -- If you have a non-severe allergic reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine -- If you get a rash where you got the shot -- Safeguards Are in Place -- CDC Is Monitoring Reports of Severe Allergic Reactions
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