Central African Republic

Status: Affected by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2) 

In Central African Republic (CAR), circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been confirmed.

Polio this week in Central African Republic

  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are six cases reported in 2022.

International Health Regulations

CAR is classified by the International Health Regulations (IHR) as a state infected with cVDPV2, with or without evidence of local transmission.  It is therefore subject to temporary recommendations (issued as of 1 November 2022).

 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.