Status: affected by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2)
Polio this week in Chad
- Five cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported this week; one in Logone Oriental, one in Mayo Kebbi Est, two in Tandjile and one in Wadi Fira. There are now 56 cases from two different outbreaks in the country, one being the Jigawa outbreak. There were 11 cases reported in 2019.
- The risk of further cVDPV2 spread across the Lake Chad subregion remains high.
- Read our Chad country page for more information.
International Health Regulations
Countries affected by poliovirus transmission are subject to International Health Regulations Temporary Recommendations that request them to declare a case of polio as a national public health emergency and consideration vaccination of all international travellers, as per temporary recommendations issued as of June 2020.
WHO’s International Travel and Health recommends that all travellers to polio-affected areas be fully vaccinated against polio. Residents (and visitors for more than 4 weeks) from infected areas should receive an additional dose of OPV or inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) within 4 weeks to 12 months of travel.