Togo

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

Polio this week in Togo

  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There were nine cases reported in 2020.
  • Read our Togo 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 November 2021.

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.