July 21st report from "Polio Eradication Initiative":

This year there have been 561 cases reported worldwide (compared to 698 cases for the same period in 2009), however the bulk of these cases are associated with the outbreak in Tajikistan (425 cases).

The situation in the endemic countries* is looking significantly more positive, with 72 cases reported this year, compared to 516 cases for the same period last year. The bulk of this reduction can be attributed to a 99% decline in cases in Nigeria, and a more than 80% decline in India. While Afghanistan is remaining steady (12 cases compared with 13 cases for the same period in 2009), Pakistan's cases this year have increased to 30 (compared to 21 cases for the same period last year).

In Angola, two cases were reported from the country's capital, Luanda, the first there since September 2009.

Country                                 YTD 2010  YTD 2009  Total 2009

Pakistan* 30 21 89
Nigeria*  6 346 388
India* 24 136 741
Afghanistan* 12 13 38
Tajikistan 425 0 0
Angola 15 13 29
Chad 14 7 64
Senegal 18 0 0
Mauritania 5 0 13
Nepal 4 0 0
Mali 3 1 2
Niger 2 15 15
Liberia 1 3 11
Sierra Leone 1 0 11