Central African Republic Situation Report for the VDPV2 Response N°4 from June 22 to 28, 2019
Situation overview Since May 2019, Confirmation of 4 new emergence of type 2 vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV2) in the districts of Bambari (2) and Bimbo (2) without any genetic link between them and other known viruses, Bambari Health District: CAF-RS4-BAM-19-058, onset of paralysis: May 02, 2019. 07 positive contacts with the same genetic link. Community samples CAF-RS4-BAM-19058CC14 and CAF-RS4-BAM-19-058CC17 positive, genetically related to each other but not genetically linked to the CAF-RS4-BAM-19-058 index case (new emergence) Bimbo Health District: CAF-RS1-BIM-19-062, onset of paralysis: May 05, 2019. A positive contact, genetically related to the index case. 02 other positive contacts (CAF-RS1-BIM19-062C4 and CAF-RS1-BIM-19-062C5), genetically related to each other but not genetically related to the index case CAF-RS1-BIM-19-062 (newr emergence) Organization of round 0 of vaccination response campaign in 04 health districts: Bimbo from June 17 to 19, and Bambari, Grimari, Alindao from June 19 to 21, 2019; Round 1 response in 21 health districts planned for July 19-21, 2019. The target population is 677,841 children aged 0-59 months. Preparations are in progress Strategic meetings on 25 June 2019 with humanitarian partners (OCHA, UNHCR, IOM, IFRC,), the health cluster, WHO and UNICEF to explore ways of sharing information and synergies of actions in support of the response to the outbreak.