In addition to the cases of wild polio virus listed above, there are 37 cases of circulating vaccine derived polio cases in Syria (30) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (7). Since these cases of polio paralysis are caused by a different virus, they are tracked separately from cases of wild poliovirus. An outbreak response is underway. Please go to http://www.polioeradication.org/for the latest details regarding case counts and progress. The most recent Afghanistan case is the first case of the Rotary year beginning 1 July 2017.
PolioPlus Memorial Scholarship Recipients: The Rotary Foundation Trustees agreed to fund PolioPlus Memorial Scholarships in Nigeria and Pakistan for a masters-level degree in Public Health in recognition of those who have been injured or killed while carrying out polio immunization activities. In August, a total of eight scholarships were awarded, five in Pakistan (pictured below) and three in Nigeria.
Documentación: July August 2017 Update.pdf