Polio in Sudan

29 September 2020

Article: 54/3903

On 17 September 2020, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative reported a case of polio (cVDPV2) in Kassala province, Sudan. There have been 22 cVDPV2 cases reported in Sudan in 2020 so far. The initial viruses were linked to the ongoing outbreak in Chad followed by local transmission.

Advice for travellers

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that all travellers to polio-affected areas be fully vaccinated against polio. Residents, and visitors for more than four weeks from infected areas, should receive an additional dose of oral polio vaccine (OPV) or inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) within four weeks to 12 months of travel.

For further information see the TRAVAX (for health professionals) or fitfortravel (for the general public) websites.

Source: TRAVAX, 23 September 2020