No cases were reported in the
past week, leaving the country's total case count at ten. All cases were
reported in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous
region - nine in Hotan prefecture and one in Bazhou prefecture. The most
recent case had onset of paralysis on 5 September in Bazhou.
In districts surrounding
Hotan prefecture, 4.5 million teenagers and adults aged between 15 and 39
years of age were vaccinated with trivalent OPV from 23-27 September. This
older-age round is in response to several recent cases among people in
their twenties. A vaccination round targeting children up to the age of
fifteen will begin on 8 October.