Wild poliovirus in China
WPV update 1
2 SEPTEMBER 2011 - In rapidly responding to the recent detection of 4 cases of type 1 wild poliovirus in Hetian Prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the Ministry of Health of China and provincial government have finalized plans for supplementary immunization activities. In a province-wide vaccination campaign, 3.8 million children will be targeted with two rounds of polio immunization. Six of the 14 prefectures in the province, including the provincial capital of Urumqi, will target children under 15 years of age, while the other prefectures will target children under 5 years of age. The map below shows the extend of the upcoming vaccination campaign to take place 8-12 September 2011 and 8-12 October 2011.