Status: affected by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2)
Polio this week in Somalia
- One cVDPV2 case was reported this week. There are two cases reported this year and five cases in 2022.
International Health Regulations
Somalia 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 May 2023).
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.