Senegal

Status: no longer affected by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus 2 (cVDPV2) but remains vulnerable to re-infection

Polio this week in Senegal

  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental sample was reported this week. The last cVDPV2 case in the country was in October 2021.
  • Two cVDPV2-positive environmental samples were reported in Dakar.

International Health Regulations

Countries affected by poliovirus circulation are subject to temporary recommendations issued by the Emergency Committee of the International Health Regulations on Poliovirus, under the auspices of the Public Health Emergency of International Concern.  The latest report by the Committee is effective as of May 2023).

Travel advice

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.