Status: Affected by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2.

Polio this week in Nigeria

  • Three cVDPV2 cases were reported this week; two in Bauchi and one in Katsina. There are 30 cases reported this year and 87 cases reported in 2023.
  • No cVDPV2-positive environmental sample was reported this week.

International Health Regulations

Nigeria 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 by the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Polio Eradication (issued 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.

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