Madagascar

Status: affected by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1)

Polio this week in Madagascar

  • No virus was reported this week.  The total number of cVDPV1 cases for 2023 remains 24.

International Health Regulations

Madagascar is classified by the International Health Regulations (IHR) as a state infected with circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) with potential risk of international spread. It is therefore subject to temporary recommendations as of March 2024.

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.