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Reported cases of paralytic polio from vaccine-derived viruses

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Reported cases of paralytic polio from vaccine-derived viruses
The number of cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus detected in a given year.
Source
World Health Organization (2024) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
April 8, 2024
Next expected update
April 2025
Date range
2001–2023
Unit
cases

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Retrieved on
April 8, 2024
Citation
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World Health Organization - Polio cases (2024).

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For values in the years 2016 and earlier we use data from the WHO, for more recent years we use data from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).

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“Data Page: Reported cases of paralytic polio from vaccine-derived viruses”, part of the following publication: Esteban Ortiz-Ospina and Max Roser (2016) - “Global Health”. Data adapted from World Health Organization. Retrieved from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/cases-of-paralytic-polio-from-vaccine-derived-viruses [online resource]
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World Health Organization (2024) – processed by Our World in Data. “Reported cases of paralytic polio from vaccine-derived viruses” [dataset]. World Health Organization, “Polio Cases and Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) Surveillance” [original data]. Retrieved July 15, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/cases-of-paralytic-polio-from-vaccine-derived-viruses