Polio in CAR: situation report - 9 June 2019
- Two separate VDPV2 cases not genetically linked from AFP were confirmed on 29th May and 31 may 2019.
- On 30th May 2019, the MoH declared a public health emergency of national concern as per global guidelines.
- The first case reported was from Bambari district, RS4 region with date of onset of paralysis on 2nd May 2019. The case of a 3 year old female habiting in a semi nomadic breeder family was picked from an IDP camp with zero doses from routine and SIAs. A total of 21 samples (12 contacts, 8 Community and 1 blood) were collected with 6/17 samples tested were PV2s while 4 samples are pending lab results.
- A second VDPV2 case was picked in a village from Bimbo was detected. Seventeen contacts were collected and are pending lab results.