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

  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are two cases reported in 2021.

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 February 2022).