Status: no longer affected by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus 2 (cVDPV2) but remains vulnerable to re-infection
Polio this week in Togo
- No cVDPV2 positive environmental sample was reported this week. There was one sample reported last week, the first in the country.
International Health Regulations
Countries affected by poliovirus transmission are subject to International Health Regulations Temporary Recommendations that request them to declare a case of polio as a national public health emergency and consideration vaccination of all international travellers, as per temporary recommendations issued as of February 2022.
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.