Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Poliomyelitis in Indonesia - update 14

30 September 2005

Eleven new poliovirus cases were confirmed today from Banten, Lampung and Central Java provinces. This brings the total number of poliovirus cases to 251.

Lampung and Central Java provinces were not included in two emergency vaccination campaigns held on 31 May and 28 June. The 1st round of the National Immunization Days (NIDs) was held on 30 August; the 2nd round was conducted on 27 September, targeting each time 24.4 million children less than 5 years of age throughout the country.

Prior to this outbreak (caused by an importation of type 1 wild poliovirus), Indonesia had not had a wild poliovirus case since 1995.

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