Burkina Faso

Status: affected by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2)

Burking Faso is affected by cVDPV2, linked to an outbreak originating in Jigawa, Nigeria.

Polio this week in Burkina Faso

  • One case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported in Dedougou. There are 56 cVDPV2 cases in the country. Burkina Faso is affected by different outbreaks, one linked to the Jigawa outbreak in Nigeria and one to the Savanes outbreak in Togo.
  • Read our Burkina Faso country page for more information.

International Health Regulations

Burkina Faso is classified by the International Health Regulations (IHR) as a state infected with cVDPV2, with potential risk of international spread.  It is therefore subject to Temporary Recommendations issued by the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Polio Eradication (issued as of October 2020).