Madagascar

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

Polio this week in Madagascar

  • No cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) were reported this week. There are 13 cases in 2022. There were also 13 cases in 2021.

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 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.