Somalia

Status: affected by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2)

Polio this week in Somalia

  • No case of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was reported this week. There are 14 cVDPV2 cases reported in 2020 and 3 cases were reported in 2019.

International Health Regulations

Somalia is classified by the International Health Regulations (IHR) as a state infected with cVDPV2 with potential risk of international spread. It is therefore subject to temporary recommendations as of February 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.

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